MPRG12

Magnetic and/or other geophysical prospection for archeology.
Convener: Yoann Quesnel 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 03 May, 10:30–12:00  / Room 42
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 03 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A
Add this session to your Personal programme

Geophysical prospection can give a lot of a priori information over potential archeological sites. These non-destructive approaches have been widely used by archeologists and geophysicists since about 60 years. Besides showing that this research field is major in European Geosciences, the objective is to share and bring together these different experiences, and highlight required improvements in some fields (e.g. new instruments, new processing techniques…). Studies using the magnetic method are mainly concerned, but this session is also opened to other geophysical prospection methods: archeologists performing geophysical measurements, or requiring complementary information, geomagnetician, electro-magnetician, geophysicists, specialists of numerical processing, ….

For example, magnetic studies with parallel susceptibility and/or NRM measurements are welcome, because such measurements combined with source modelisation can bring many feedback information for next prospection on the same type of archeological sites. Studies combining the results of different geophysical methods (e.g. magnetic + electrical resisitivity + GPR, etc.) are also welcome.
Public information: This session will deal with current approaches in non-destructive geophysical prospection for archaeology, focusing on magnetic and electric methods. New techniques and new results which improve our vision of several European and Non-European archaeological sites will be presented.
Related events: GI9 – Integrated non-invasive sensing techniques and geophysical methods for the study and conservation of architectural, archaeological and artistic heritage
Oral Programme  / Wed, 05 May, 08:30–12:00  /
Poster Programme  / Attendance Wed, 05 May, 17:30–19:00  /
GM1.4 – Geoscience methods and techniques: multidisciplinary approaches to Geoarchaeology
Oral Programme  / Mon, 03 May, 15:30–17:00  /
Poster Programme  / Attendance Mon, 03 May, 17:30–19:00  /