Special Issue "Geophysical Data for Landscape Archaeology"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Landscape Archaeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 440

Special Issue Editor

Department of Earth Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Interests: archaeological geophysics; geophysical potential fields; environmental geophysics; integrated analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geophysical surveys provide a ground (landscape) plan of cultural remains before excavations or may be even used instead of excavations. It decreases financial expenditures and does not harm the environment. Road and plant construction, selection of areas for various engineering and agricultural aims are usually accompanied by detailed geophysical investigations. Often, detailed geophysical investigations into the ancient cultural archaeological features are conducted. Such investigations should help estimate the possible archaeological significance of the area under study and its protection.

Rapid (first results may be obtained in a few hours to several days) and reliable interpretation of magnetic data should provide protection of archaeological remains from unpremeditated destruction. Current experience indicates that practically all geophysical methods (electromagnetic, electric, magnetic, gravity, thermal, piezoelectric, and paleomagnetic) can be applied for archaeological purposes. However, geophysical anomalies from many archaeological objects are very small. The majority of the archaeological artifacts occur in a high variable geological medium. Different kinds of noise, oblique polarization of geological and archaeological targets, and sometimes rugged terrain relief influence, all complicate geophysical field analysis.

Therefore, for the processing and interpretation of archaeogeophysical data, effective and comprehensive methodologies should be applied. Geophysical studies of different types are welcome: surface, underground, airborne, and satellite.

Prof. Dr. Lev Eppelbaum
Guest Editor

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  • cultural remains
  • geophysical survey
  • GPR
  • ERT
  • potential fields
  • satellite data
  • lidar
  • unmanned studies
  • new archaeological findings
  • advanced interpretation

Published Papers

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