Applied Geophysics

SFB 1266 - G2: Geophysical Prospecting, Classification and Validation

Transformations of socio-environmental interactions are often associated with changes in the construction of settlements and/or ritual sites. The major objectives of sub-project G2 are to apply and refine existing geophysical investigation methods to the key locations of the archaeological sub-projects of the CRC. Therefore this sub-project collaborates with the archaeological sub-projects B1 and B2 to determine the three-dimensional shape and stratigraphy of archaeologically relevant targets and to characterize them by their geophysical soil properties. The collaboration with sub-projects C2 and D1 aims at improving the interpretation of magnetic measurements and developing susceptibility models to enable quantitative (volumetric) assessments for describing unexcavated archaeological features. Sub-project G2 collaborates with sub-project D3, as well, to improve the interpretation of GPR data in particular in glacial deposits with the aim to differentiate between human remains and geology.


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Erkul, E., Wilken, D., Rabbel, W., Yaş, T., Hofmann, R., Müller-Scheeßel, N., Rassmann, K., Müller, J., 2013. Geoele-ktrische Untersuchungen auf dem spätneolithischen Siedlungshügel von Okolište, in: Müller, J., Rassmann, K.,Hofmann, R. (Eds.), Okolište 1 – Untersuchungen einer spätneolithischen Siedlungskammer in Zentralbosnien, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, pp. 103–111.

Kneisel, J., Brinkmann, J., Corradini, E., Erkul, E., Feeser, I., Panning, D., Pickartz, N., Rabbel, W., Schaefer, S., Stümpels, H., 2018. Mang de Bargen bei Bornhöved - Kleine Region, große Fragen. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Schleswig Holstein 24, 48-56 (Link folgt noch).

Wilken, D., Wunderlich, T., Rabbel, W., Stümpel, H., Pašteka, R., 2015b. Integrated geophysical survey at Katarinka Monastery (Slovakia), Near Surface Geophysics. DOI: 10.3997/1873–0604.2015027.

Wunderlich, T., Petersen, H., al Hagrey, S.A., Rabbel, W., 2013. Pedophysical Models for Resistivity and Permittivity of Partially Water-Saturated Soils, Vadose Zone Journal 12.