Integrated geophysical studies on the archaeological sites without relief features (Ust-Tartas and Tartas-1)

E. Balkov, O. Pozdnyakova, P. Dyadkov, A. Alymov, Y. Karin, G. Panin, D. Kuleshov, N. Evmenov, L. Ngomayezwe

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Abstract

Geophysical survey techniques have become important tools for archaeological research. Integrated geophysical studies were conducted on two archaeological sites, Ust-Tartas and Tartas-1. The electromagnetic, electro-tomography and multiple-height magnetic survey methods were used. In these studies, the electromagnetic survey methods were used to determine the geometrical parameters of the buried objects, and also were most useful in areas of low contrast of the magnetic properties and contamination. Additional methods, the electro-tomography and multiple-altitude magnetic survey were used to carry out a more detailed study about the geometry and depth of objects. Obtained results from the electrical and electromagnetic surveys significantly complement the magnetic survey results. The integrated use of different geophysical methods is always useful for confidently identifying an anomalous object and reduce the ambiguity in the interpretation. The studies showed that the combination of geophysical data makes it possible to solve complex tasks so as to achieve the degree of information required for archaeological research.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event25th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Held at Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019, NSG 2019 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Sep 201912 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference25th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Held at Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019, NSG 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period08.09.201912.09.2019

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