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.
|Advisor:||Wilson, Samuel M.|
|Commitee:||Creel, Darrel, Reilly, III, F. Kent, Turner Strong, Pauline, Wade, Maria|
|School:||The University of Texas at Austin|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Archaeogeophysics, Archaeological prospection, Etowah site, George C. Davis site, Georgia, Hatchell site, Hill Farm site, Magnetometer, Texas|
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