Geophysical Research Letters (American Geophysical Union)
To investigate archaeological landscapes and the extent to which humans have influenced them, we have developed an innovative approach that employs complementary geophysical methods drawn from the fields of exploration geophysics and soil magnetism. Integrating soil magnetic techniques with exploration surveys and more standard archaeological procedures (i.e., topographic mapping, excavation, coring, and soil-chemical studies) at the Cahokia Mounds site has helped us to better understand the formation of this premier North American mound center and has also demonstrated a scientific methodology of great potential for subsurface investigations of archaeological terrains.
Dalan, R. A. and S. K. Banerjee (1996). "Soil magnetism, an approach for examining archeological landscapes." Geophysical Research Letters 23(2): 185-188.
The Institute for Rock Magnetism is supported by the US NSF and the W.M. Keck Foundation (Los Angeles). This research was supported through fellowships awarded by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the University of Minnesota.
Soil magnetism, an approach for examining archeological landscapes.
Geophysical Research Letters (American Geophysical Union).
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