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High-Precision Magnetic Survey with UAV for the Archaeological Barrows at Novaya Kurya Monument in Western SiberiaNormal access

Authors: E. Balkov, D. Kuleshov, O. Pozdnyakova, P. Dyadkov, Z. Marchenko, A. Grishin, N. Evmenov, D. Goglev and L. Ngomayezwe
Event name: First EAGE Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Session: UAV Magnetic Surveys
Publication date: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201903324
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 679.21Kb )
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High-precision magnetic survey with a quantum magnetometer using a UVA drone was carried out on a 10-hectare area (500 * 200 m) at the archaeological monument, Novaya Kurya in Western Siberia. The average survey height was about 5 m. The registration accuracy of the geomagnetic field induction module was not lower than 0.5 nT. At the same time, the spatial accuracy of GPS coordinates lies in the submeter range. The study revealed magnetic anomalies caused by ancient barrows. The amplitudes of magnetic anomalies amounted to values up to 10 nT. The ring structure of these anomalies clearly appeared on the map of the anomalous magnetic field after considering the solar-diurnal variation. The application of this technique allowed us to establish complete suitability for this type of archaeological research using UAV.

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