Geoarchaeology Blog

Presentation to the Canberra Archaeological Society 18/3/2009

I’m presenting to the Canberra Archaeological Society this week about geophysical techniques in archaeology. All are welcome to come along. I’ve listed the details and a short abstract below. Wednesday 18th March 2009 “Application of Geophysical Techniques to Archaeology” Where: Manning Clark Theatre 6, Australian National University When: 7:30pm to 8:30pm Cost: Gold coin donation […]

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The Society of Archaeological Science Archaeometry Blog

I’d like to draw your attention to the Society for Archaeological Science Archaeometry Blog which is principally maintained by Rob Sternberg from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. The posts are a useful mix of archaeometry news, event announcements and brief technical pieces all written in an accessible and informative style. Most importantly, Rob is […]

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The Geophysical Detection of Historic Graves

Figure One: A gravestone in the Meadows Wesleyan cemetery, South Australia The location of unmarked graves is an urgent concern for local councils, heritage managers and archaeologists. Every town has a cemetery or two and often these fall into disuse leading to the destruction or removal of headstones and the loss of burial records. These […]

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Quaternary Forum Meeting, 20 February, 2009, ANU

The first Quaternary Forum for 2009 will be running from 3-5pm on Friday the 20th of February in Room 2.04 (the main lecture theatre) in the Innovations Building (on the corner of Eggleston and Garran Rds) at ANU. This series is supported by the Centre for Archaeological Research and aims to bring together researchers from […]

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Archaeological Geophysics Course in Adelaide

I’d like to let everyone know that I’ll be running a course in archaeological geophysics at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia from 21 September to 2 October 2009. This course is run as a masters topic within the graduate coursework program in archaeology/cultural heritage management within the Department of Archaeology and aims to give non-specialists […]

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Geochronology Workshop in Adelaide

I’d like to call your attention to a geochronology workshop being run through Flinders University in early February by my colleges Sarah Rittner and Renaud Joannes-Boyau. Please note especially that some funding is available to support attendance early career research from Environmental Futures Network member institutions.Please see the information below for more details.Geochronology dating methods […]

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Vehicle Requirements for Remote Area Fieldwork

I was asked recently for my thoughts about the minimum equipment requirements for a vehicle used for remote area fieldwork in Australia. This is a difficult request, because the specific requirements for different areas are different, as is the definition of what people consider “remote area” to be. I have done most of my remote […]

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Researcher Profile: Ian Moffat

I thought I’d make my first researcher profile an introduction to me and my research interests. I’m interested broadly in applying techniques such as geophysics, geochemistry and sedimentology to archaeological sites. My research is strongly field focused and takes place around Australia and internationally. I’m currently a PhD candidate within the Research School of Earth […]

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In Praise of Magpick: Free Gridding Software

I’d like to use this post to draw your attention to Magpick, a free program for the gridding of geophysical (or any other) data. This program is available for download for free from Geometrics at this location. Magpick was initially developed by Mikhail Tchernychev at the University of Hamburg in spring 1996 as a simple […]

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I’d like to welcome everyone to the Archaeometry Blog! I hope that this site will become a useful resource for everyone with an interest in applying scientific techniques to archaeology. I intend to discuss current research, profile researchers, research groups, companies or other blogs and most of all facilitate the sharing of useful information that […]

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