- © 2012 by The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Magnetic methods have become common tools in the archaeological disciplines. They are generally used to localize and classify archaeological features relatively close to the ground surface. Within a short time onsite, these methods can scan large areas with high spatial resolution and distinguish anthropogenic anomalies within native soils. However, a comprehensive inventory and documentation of archaeological features requires measuring several physical properties, something that is possible only through a combination of several different prospecting methods. The example described in this article details a situation in which three different geophysical methods perfectly complement one another and therefore can enable a comprehensive inventory and documentation of the archaeological feature lying below the surface.