Feb 4 2015

Magnetics in Archaeology

Magnetics are an increasingly key exploration method for archaeological applications. Main benefits lie in the ability to resolve details non-invasively, the wide range of artifacts and cultural affects that are detectable, and the low-cost of magnetics in comparison to other geophysical methods.   Having detailed knowledge of a site prior to investigation reduces excavation costs while ensuring that no part of the site is missed. In addition, as many projects are time sensitive, availability of a rapid, effective method may mean the difference between recovery and non-recovery.   GEM’s unique Overhauser & Potassium magnetometer/gradiometer systems combine data quality, survey efficiency,…

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