High-precision magnetic survey with UAV for the archaeological barrows at novaya kurya monument in Western Siberia

E. Balkov, D. Kuleshov, O. Pozdnyakova, P. Dyadkov, Z. Marchenko, A. Grishin, N. Evmenov, D. Goglev, L. Ngomayezwe

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Abstract

High-precision magnetic survey with a quantum magnetometer using a UVA drone was carried out on a 10-hectare area (500 * 200 m) at the archaeological monument, Novaya Kurya in Western Siberia. The average survey height was about 5 m. The registration accuracy of the geomagnetic field induction module was not lower than 0.5 nT. At the same time, the spatial accuracy of GPS coordinates lies in the submeter range. The study revealed magnetic anomalies caused by ancient barrows. The amplitudes of magnetic anomalies amounted to values up to 10 nT. The ring structure of these anomalies clearly appeared on the map of the anomalous magnetic field after considering the solar-diurnal variation. The application of this technique allowed us to establish complete suitability for this type of archaeological research using UAV.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event1st EAGE Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2 Dec 20194 Dec 2019

Conference

Conference1st EAGE Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period02.12.201904.12.2019

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