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Geophysics for Archaeologists Short Course

July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016


Geophysics has become an integral part of archaeological investigations based on the ability of these techniques to non-invasively and rapidly characterise the nature of the subsurface.  This short course aims to provide a practical introduction to the common methods used in archaeological geophysics and inspire archaeologists to apply them to their own projects.  In addition to developing this understanding of the techniques, instruction will be provided in basic field operation, data processing, data interpretation and geophysical reporting so that course participants will become “educated consumers” of geophysical information. Techniques covered will include ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic induction (EMI), direct current resistivity, magnetometry, gradiometer and magnetic susceptibility.  Hands-on experience for students will include GPR and magnetometry and student will work in small groups to process, interpret and present to their peers geophysical data from an archaeological site.  This course will also introduce geomatic techniques essential for modern geophysical investigations such as unmanned aerial photography, surveying and photogrammetry.


Saturday 2 July

9-12 am: Introduction to Geophysical and Geomatic Techniques

1-5 pm: Demonstration of Geophysical and Geomatic Field Equipment


Sunday 3 July

9-10am: Introduction to Geophysical Data Processing and Interpretation

10-3pm: Supervised Data Processing of Magnetometry and GPR Data

3-5pm: Presentation and Discussion of Results



Course participants will use the following freeware, which will be provided via Google Drive prior to the course.






25,000 ₮ for the 2 day workshop. Your payment reserves your spot in the workshop. Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time! Contact Julia (jclark@mongoliacenter.org) for details on how to make this payment.



Dr Julia Clark

American Centre for Mongolian Studies


(+976) 9414-9155


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July 2, 2016
July 3, 2016
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