A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology

  • John Oswin

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 1-10
  3. Pages 11-30
  4. Pages 31-72
  5. Pages 73-95
  6. Pages 139-152
  7. Pages 153-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-221

About this book


This unique work examines the science of geophysics operations in archaeology and gives non-specialist students both the confidence and the competence to set up and carry out their own surveys.

A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology

• explains the processes involved in clear and accessible language;

• gives a step-by-step guide to setting up and carrying out a survey;

• demonstrates the application of science to instruments;

• gives examples of results of surveys and shows how to interpret


• explains soil conditions measured by the techniques and relates

them to archaeological features.

With many illustrations to explain the text and techniques, this book will be an invaluable resource for specialists and non-specialists in archaeological geophysics alike.


Archaeology Geoinformationssysteme Instrumentation Interpreting computer results Measuring techniques geophysics landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • John Oswin
    • 1
  1. 1.Bath and Camerton Archaeological SocietyBathUK

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