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Quantum Detection Meets Archaeology – Magnetic Prospection with SQUIDs, Highly Sensitive and Fast

  • Sven Linzen
  • Volkmar Schultze
  • Andreas Chwala
  • Tim Schüler
  • Marco Schulz
  • Ronny Stolz
  • Hans-Georg Meyer
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

A new measurement system was built for magnetic prospection in archaeology. The new device extends the capability of fluxgate- and caesium magnetometer-based systems to large-area mapping as well as high magnetic and lateral resolution. The SQUID system passed its first toughness test during a survey in the Peruvian Palpa region in 2005. Within a couple of days an impressive magnetic database of several hectares was created. This georeferenced archaeological and geological information is used for specific excavations and contributes to the comprehension of the historical contexts of the Palpa region.

Keywords

Quantum Detection Magnetometer Data Earth Magnetic Field Magnetic Trace Squid Sensor 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Linzen
    • 1
  • Volkmar Schultze
  • Andreas Chwala
  • Tim Schüler
  • Marco Schulz
  • Ronny Stolz
  • Hans-Georg Meyer
  1. 1.Institute of Photonic Technology e.V.07702 JenaGermany

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