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Archaeology Datasheet 103

Geophysical techniques for metalworking sites

Geophysical techniques have become a standard tool in archaeological fieldwork. This datasheet addresses both the recognition of metallurgical features within general surveys and the design of surveys to meet metallurgical purposes.

There is a clear distinction, both in the scale and type of remains, between metalworking on ‘early’ sites and later ‘industrial’ activity. In practice, this means some variation in approach between the examination of ‘greenfield’ and ‘brownfield’ sites.

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