geophysical prospecting

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geophysical prospecting

[¦jē·ə¦fiz·ə·kəl ′prä‚spek·tiŋ]
(engineering)
Application of quantitative concepts and principles of physics and mathematics in geologic explorations to discover the character of and mineral resources in underground rocks in the upper portions of the earth's crust.
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Experts from Posselt & Zickgraf Prospektionen GbR, a company specialising in archaeological geophysics, have for the first time begun to use magnetometers and ground penetrating radar.
This led the council to fund a survey of the site which was carried out by a team of archaeologists led by Cashel-based Richard O'Brien and the Co Mayo company Earthsound Archaeological Geophysics.
The volume is the second in a series introducing field practitioners and students to theories and methods of archaeological geophysics (Volume 1, written by Lawrence B.
It will no doubt find its place amongst other formative texts on archaeological geophysics and sit comfortably with more detailed treatments.
Whilst the authors' definition of archaeological geophysics as 'the examination of the earth's properties using non-invasive ground survey techniques to reveal buried archaeological features, sites and landscapes' (p.

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