Subsurface mapping of sites

Geophysical surveys using methods such as ground penetrating radar, magnetometry, electromagnetic induction and resistivity enable us to “see into the soil”.  Such subsurface mapping techniques are being used in advance of excavations to map the depth to bedrock, help define the stratigraphy of the sites and locate archaeological material.  This innovative research process, rarely used in rockshelters in Australia, helps guide the archaeological investigation and ensure informed decision-making when decisions are made towards site management.

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