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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Archaeological geophysics in Australia has also been very end-user driven, with university departments purchasing equipment as a device to demystify the techniques and encourage their use, while at the same time having limited in-depth knowledge or the opportunity for consistent use (although there are a few exceptions of postgraduates with a genuine geophysics background).
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.
Keywords: magnetometry, archaeological geophysics, Papua New Guinea, pottery

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