Geophysical Sciences

A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology

Authors: Oswin, John

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  • The available books are very technical and written by scientists for scientists, whereas most archaeology students have a background in Humanities and find that heavily-scientific approach daunting
  • Aims to explain the science as simply as possible
  • Guides students through the process of a survey so that they gain the confidence to do their own surveys
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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

them;

• 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.

About the authors

John Oswin graduated in physics in 1974, but by then already had a keen interest in archaeology, and several years experience of excavation. After 30 years career as a specialist in underwater sound, he has returned to archaeology with the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society and has taken on their geophysics operation. His work over the past four years is now gaining recognition for its thoroughness and large area coverage, nd has been the subject of a Channel 4 ‘Time Team’ programme. He has also taught many students attending training excavations how to use geophysical equipment. John is an amateur archaeologist, but believes very strongly that amateurs have an important role to play, which is complementary to that of the professionals.

 

 

Reviews

From the reviews: “In his new work, Oswin (head, geophysics operations, Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society, UK) provides an excellent introduction to geophysics as applied to archaeological survey. … The appendixes are also quite useful as ‘user manuals’ for four common instruments and three popular data processing software programs. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels.” (L. D. Frame, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09539-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76692-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76692-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-76691-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09539-9
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 221
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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