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An Assessment of the Archaeological Potential of a Low-Level Airborne Geophysical Dataset from the Boyne Valley, Ireland.

Barton, Kevin and Brady, Conor and Meehan, Robert (2013) An Assessment of the Archaeological Potential of a Low-Level Airborne Geophysical Dataset from the Boyne Valley, Ireland. In: Aerial Archaeology Research Group annual conference, 26-28 September 2013, Amersfoort, Netherlands.

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Abstract

This poster presents ongoing investigation into the archaeological potential of airborne and terrestrial remote sensing data from the Boyne Valley, eastern Ireland. The dataset being investigated (Tellus Border Project) was collected during low-level (59m agl) surveys for regional environmental mapping purposes completed in 2012. Magnetic, electromagnetic and radioelement data were recorded and defined background geo-environmental values for rock, soil and water. The combination of sensors provides geophysical and geochemical parameters used to define regional soil/land types or zones. These zones are examined for possible correlations with ‘archaeological zones’ or zones of archaeological potential. Comparative legacy remote sensing, geological and archaeological datasets include multi-spectral imagery, aerial photography, LiDAR, ground geophysics, geological and soils data and monument locations. Based on the current results the next step will focus on more detailed studies in the Boyne Valley. This work partly addresses (at a landscape scale) issues discussed by David Jordan at AARG 2012 – “A Geoarchaeologist’s View of Aerial Archaeology”

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archaeology; Geophysics; Brú na Bóinne; Tellus Border Project; Boyne Valley; Remote Sensing Data; LiDAR, Soil; Land Types; Multi-spectral Imagery; Aerial Photography.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities > Archaeology
Arts and Humanities
Research Centres: Humanities and Social Science Research Centre
Depositing User: Conor Brady
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 09:31
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10
URI: http://eprints.dkit.ie/id/eprint/342

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