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Mineral-Magnetic Characterization as a Key to Explain Differences in Magnetic Contrast and Improve Archaeological Interpretation

An Example of the Roman Site at Auritz/Aurizberri, Navarre
Ekhine Garcia-Garcia, Hana Grison, Neli Jordanova, Philippe De Smedt and Eneko Iriarte
p. 161-164

Abstract

– New approach to mineral-magnetic characterization.

– Evaluation of factors influencing geophysical results.

– Origin of a fringe without magnetic contrast explained by waterlogging.

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Introduction
Site description and methodology
Results
Discussion and conclusions

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Introduction

Geophysical and geoarchaeological methods can be used to delimit the extent and characterise the nature of settlement in the past. To this end, a magnetic survey was conducted at the site of the ancient Roman town of Zaldua (Auritz, Navarre). Although the results of this survey provided a firm basis for a preliminary archaeological assessment of the site (Garcia-Garcia et al., 2016), in some parts of the study area the magnetic response was difficult to interpret. This is most striking in the north of the main area, where a narrow band without clear magnetic variation separates two zones with clear evidence of intensive occupation. The same result was reproduced in the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) surveys performed in this area. The absence of clear responses is believed not to reflect archaeological reality but the reason for this contrast-free fringe is unknown, and remains one of the archaeological questions of the site.

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Bibliographical reference

Ekhine Garcia-Garcia, Hana Grison, Neli Jordanova, Philippe De Smedt and Eneko Iriarte, “Mineral-Magnetic Characterization as a Key to Explain Differences in Magnetic Contrast and Improve Archaeological Interpretation”ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 161-164.

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Ekhine Garcia-Garcia, Hana Grison, Neli Jordanova, Philippe De Smedt and Eneko Iriarte, “Mineral-Magnetic Characterization as a Key to Explain Differences in Magnetic Contrast and Improve Archaeological Interpretation”ArcheoSciences [Online], 45-1 | 2021, Online since 16 August 2021, connection on 24 October 2021. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/9280; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.9280

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About the authors

Ekhine Garcia-Garcia

Corresponding author, SOT Archaeological Prospection, Barcelona, Catalunya

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Hana Grison

Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Neli Jordanova

National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Philippe De Smedt

Department of Environment, Department of Archaeology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Eneko Iriarte

Universidad de Burgos, Spain

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Copyright

Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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