By John Oswin
This certain paintings examines the technological know-how of geophysics operations in archaeology and offers non-specialist scholars either the arrogance and the competence to establish and perform their very own surveys.
A box consultant to Geophysics in Archaeology
• explains the strategies fascinated with transparent and obtainable language;
• offers a step by step advisor to constructing and undertaking a survey;
• demonstrates the applying of technology to instruments;
• supplies examples of result of surveys and exhibits how you can interpret
• explains soil stipulations measured by means of the ideas and relates
them to archaeological features.
With many illustrations to provide an explanation for the textual content and strategies, this booklet could be a useful source for experts and non-specialists in archaeological geophysics alike.
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A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology by John Oswin