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Archaeological prospection: An introduction to the Special Issue

January 1, 1986

Archaeological prospection, as the use of geophysical methods in archaeology is known in Europe, is about four decades old (seven decades, if aerial photography of archaeological sites is included). Virtually the entire range of geophysical methods, perhaps excluding only borehole techniques, has found application in the search for archaeological sites unseen or partially known. Pressures by developers, and the public's growing sensitivity toward the preservation of historic and prehistoric cultural artifacts and sites, has led to an accelerating use of high-resolution geophysical methods in the archaeological sciences. The archaeogeophysical articles in this Special Issue are reasonably representative of the development of this specialty field of geophysics.

Publication Year 1986
Title Archaeological prospection: An introduction to the Special Issue
DOI 10.1190/1.1442107
Authors Jeffrey C. Wynn
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geophysics
Index ID 70014909
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse