The Soil Science and Archaeo-geophysics Alliance (SAGA): Going Beyond Prospection

Publication: Research and Ideas Outcomes

Author: Carmen Cuenca-Garcia, Elina Aidona, & Kayt Armstrong

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Archaeological sites can be discovered and recorded in a high-resolution and non-invasive manner using geophysical methods. These measure the spatial variation of a range of physical properties of the soil which may be representative proxies of the subsurface archaeology. Less-invasive and cost-effective field procedures have become top-priority to mitigate the destructive effects on our cultural heritage from intensified land use, climate change and the current conflict panorama.