Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Landscape archaeogeophysics: A study of magnetometer surveys from Etowah (9BW1), the George C. Davis site (41CE19), and the Hill Farm site (41BW169)
by Walker, Chester Phil, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2009, 194; 3459766
Abstract (Summary)

Archaeogeophysics, the use of eophysical mapping techniques to recover archaeological information, is being used with increasing success in North America. Archaeologists can often use geophysics as a tool for collecting data suitable for direct archaeological interpretation (Kvamme 2003). In some cases, geophysics can be used to map entire archaeological landscapes providing an image of the site that is not easily achievable through the use of traditional archaeological excavations. This dissertation uses archaeogeophysical data from three prehistoric sites to gain insights into their layout and community organization as well as explore the possibilities and potentials of using broad scale geophysical surveys in North American archaeological research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Samuel M.
Commitee: Creel, Darrel, Reilly, III, F. Kent, Turner Strong, Pauline, Wade, Maria
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, Geophysics
Keywords: Archaeogeophysics, Archaeological prospection, Etowah site, George C. Davis site, Georgia, Hatchell site, Hill Farm site, Magnetometer, Texas
Publication Number: 3459766
ISBN: 9781124703824
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