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Detection and classification of Buried Metallic ObjectsNormal access

Authors: H. F. Morrison, A. Becker, T. Smith and E. Gasperikova
Event name: 64th EAGE Conference and Exhibition - Workshops
Session: WS 9: Geophysics for Cultural Heritage: Payoffs for Archaeology
Publication date: 27 May 2002
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201405808
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 387.22Kb )
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Metal locators are widely used for locating metallic objects at archaeological sites. The
process is identical to that used for the task of identifying land-mines and un-exploded
ordnance (UXO). There has been a major effort to develop new metal locators, both to
improve detection and more importantly to identify the size, shape, and metal content of the
object and to discriminate against scrap metal and the effects of magnetic and electric
inhomogenieties in the ground. The advances being made in this area will naturally lead to
significant improvements for the application of electromagnetic methods in archaeology.

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