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Continuous multi-signal EMI survey in geoarchaeological research: a 90 ha dataset

Philippe De Smedt (UGent) , Timothy Saey (UGent) , Alexander Lehouck (UGent) and Marc Van Meirvenne (UGent)
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The archaeological evaluation of project sites is often solemnly based on extensive trenching programmes complemented with auger surveys. However, these methods lack spatial continuity, which can make detected structures difficult to interpret. A mobile multi-signal electromagnetic induction (EMI) survey was therefore incorporated in the archaeological evaluation of a large polder site in the north-west of Belgium. Using a mobile multicoil EMI instrument enabled us to map of both the apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) as well as the apparent magnetic susceptibility (MSa) of different soil volumes of the study area. This study illustrates the potential of multi-signal EMI prospection for geoarchaeological research.
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mobile multi-receiver EMI survey, geoarchaeology, electrical conductivity, heritage management

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De Smedt, Philippe, Timothy Saey, Alexander Lehouck, and Marc Van Meirvenne. 2011. “Continuous Multi-signal EMI Survey in Geoarchaeological Research: a 90 Ha Dataset.” In The Second Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing, 40–43.
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De Smedt, Philippe, Saey, T., Lehouck, A., & Van Meirvenne, M. (2011). Continuous multi-signal EMI survey in geoarchaeological research: a 90 ha dataset. The second global workshop on proximal soil sensing (pp. 40–43). Presented at the 2nd Global workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing.
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De Smedt P, Saey T, Lehouck A, Van Meirvenne M. Continuous multi-signal EMI survey in geoarchaeological research: a 90 ha dataset. The second global workshop on proximal soil sensing. 2011. p. 40–3.
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De Smedt, Philippe, Timothy Saey, Alexander Lehouck, et al. “Continuous Multi-signal EMI Survey in Geoarchaeological Research: a 90 Ha Dataset.” The Second Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing. 2011. 40–43. Print.
@inproceedings{3111170,
  abstract     = {The archaeological evaluation of project sites is often solemnly based on extensive trenching programmes complemented with auger surveys. However, these methods lack spatial continuity, which can make detected structures difficult to interpret. A mobile multi-signal electromagnetic induction (EMI) survey was therefore incorporated in the archaeological evaluation of a large polder site in the north-west of Belgium. Using a mobile multicoil EMI instrument enabled us to map of both the apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) as well as the apparent magnetic susceptibility (MSa) of different soil volumes of the study area. This study illustrates the potential of multi-signal EMI prospection for geoarchaeological research.},
  author       = {De Smedt, Philippe and Saey, Timothy and Lehouck, Alexander and Van Meirvenne, Marc},
  booktitle    = {The second global workshop on proximal soil sensing},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Montr{\'e}al, QC, Canada},
  pages        = {40--43},
  title        = {Continuous multi-signal EMI survey in geoarchaeological research: a 90 ha dataset},
  url          = {http://adamchukpa.mcgill.ca/gwpss/Papers/GWPSS\_2011\_DeSmedt.pdf},
  year         = {2011},
}