Magnetometry for Archaeologists (Geophysical Methods for Archaeology) (Paperback)

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Magnetometry for Archaeologists covers the most widely used method for archaeological surveying. Authors Arnold Aspinall, Chris Gaffney, and Armin Schmidt recount the history of magnetometers from their inception through today's state-of-the-art detectors, explain the physics behind the different types of sensors, and describe the most fruitful ways in which the technology can be employed. They also consider the theoretical and practical uses of magnetometry from for many archaeological periods and regions. The reader learns exactly what magnetometry measures, and how knowledge gained from it influences the ways in which surveys are undertaken. The authors also discuss the potential for and the problems associated with the use, display, and interpretation of buried remains. View the book's Acknowledgments.

About the Author

Arnold Aspinall is honorary professor in archaeological sciences at the University of Bradford. Chris Gaffney is lecturer at the University of Bradford and editor ofArchaeological Prospection. Armin Schmidt is senior lecturer at the University of Bradford, where he leads the Archaeological Prospection Research Group.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780759113480
ISBN-10: 0759113483
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: January 16th, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Geophysical Methods for Archaeology