Geophysics Blog

Near Map Image of Souter Park Geophysical Survey

Many of you would be aware of Near Map, a Google Earth like website which offers high resolution satellite photography of Australian cities indexed by the date of acquisition. I was astounded recently when Martin Wimmer, a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University pointed out that my ARCH8307 “Introductory Archaeological Geophysics” […]

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Geophysics Field Day at Souter Park, Goodwood

I’m taking my intrepid “Introductory Archaeological Geophysics” students to Souter Park, on the corner of Albert and Hardy Streets in Goodwood, South Australia to assist Flinders PhD candidate Martin Wimmer in investigations of a number of possible WWII air raid shelters in the park. Martin believes that large concrete pipes, which were commonly used as […]

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Limited places still available in Introductory Archaeological Geophysics 2010

I still have a limited number of places available in my Introductory Archaeological Geophysics topic running 20 Sept-1 Oct. Students from other institutions or industry professionals are welcome to attend. This innovative topic, unique in Australia, aims to introduce students from a non geophysical background to the emerging field of archaeological prospection. I will introduce […]

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Co-authored Paper at Aqua Conference

Lynley Wallis from UQ presented a paper that I’m a co-author on discussing the Gledswood Shelter 1 site at the Australasian Quaternary Association conference on North Stradbroke Island yesterday. Abstract is below: Radiocarbon, OSL and sedimentary analyses at Gledswood Shelter 1, a late Pleistocene aged rockshelter site from inland northwest Queensland Lynley Wallis1, Kathryn Fitzsimmons2, […]

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Larry Conyers GPR Short Course

Professor Larry Conyers from the University of Denver is presenting his well known GPR short course as a pre-conference workshop 7-9 December prior to the Australian Archaeology Conference being held in Bateman’s Bay, NSW this year. Larry is well known for his book “Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology” and hiscourse is fantastic hands on introduction to […]

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Jenny Milani, my M.Arch student from the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University will submit her thesis entitled “UNVEILING ROCK ART IMAGES: A PILOT PROJECT EMPLOYING A GEOPHYSCIAL TECHNIQUE TO DETECT MAGNETIC SIGNATURES” tomorrow. Jenny’s work is an innovative exploration of the potential of geophysical techniques to contribute to rock art studies. Please contact Jenny […]

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List of Free Geophysics Software

I just found this Wiki list of free geophysical software. It’s heavily geared towards seismic processing and interpretation however they may be something useful for archaeological applications in there.

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Jones et al. paper combining geophysics, geochemistry and soil micromophology in Archaeological Prospection

I’ve been very interested to read the recent paper “Exploring the Location and Function of a Late Neolithic House at Crossiecrown, Orkney by Geophysical, Geochemical and Soil Micromorphological Methods” by Jones, Challands, French, Card, Downes and Richards in volume 17 of Archaeological Prospection. This kind of multi-techniques study is very much the direction I’d like […]

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Poster at AAPG New Orleans

Those of you with an interest in the application of GPR to sedimentological investigations might like to check out my co-authored poster with Steve Hasiotis and Mark Reilly entitled “Preliminary Report on the Neoichnology, Sedimentology, and Geomorphology of Pointbar and Levee Deposits of the Darling River on Bindara Station, Pooncarie, New South Wales, Australia” at […]

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Free Geography Tools Blog

Check out the Free Geography Tools blog by Leszek Pawlowicz which is currently running an excellent series of posts on tools for creating custom vector maps for Garmin GPS units. This allows you to create maps of (for example) geology, topography, vegetation etc. and load them onto your Garmin GPS for display in the field. […]

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