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 gives a good understanding of some of the modern techniques used such as CAT scans and facial reconstruction but those put off by the phrases such as 'archaeological geophysics
' will still glean enough information to know roughly how a dig proceeds.
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