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Magnetic and Electrical Resistivity Methods in Locating Ancient Waterways and Riverine Harbours in Egypt

Tomasz Herbich
p. 235-238

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– Geophysical methods in the study of waterways and harbours in Ancient Egypt.

– Geophysical methods in the reconstruction of paleolandscape in Egypt.

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Avaris/Tell el Dab’a
Pi-Ramesse/Qantir
Philoteris/Medinet Watfa
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The case studies discussed in this paper are the result of many years of the application of two methods of geophysical prospection: magnetic and electrical resistivity, in archaeological research in Egypt. In the course of this work, ancient waterways and riverine harbours have become a major focus of the prospection at several sites, the results made credible by the large-scale operations: for the magnetic surveys, 30 ha at Medinet Watfa/Philoteris, 120 ha at Tell el-Dab’a/Avaris, 200 ha at Qantir/Pi- Ramesse; for vertical electrical soundings (VES): over 500 soundings along a combined total of 8 km of survey lines at Tell el-Dab’a.

The electrical resistivity method had already been applied successfully for the purpose in some parts of the Nile Delta, as well as in Memphis and Luxor (El-Gamili & Shaaban, 1988; Jeffreys, 2007; Graham et al., 2016). The magnetic method proved its usefulness for locating waterways during surveys in the eastern Delta and in the Fayum oasis, in the late ...

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Tomasz Herbich, « Magnetic and Electrical Resistivity Methods in Locating Ancient Waterways and Riverine Harbours in Egypt »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 235-238.

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Tomasz Herbich, « Magnetic and Electrical Resistivity Methods in Locating Ancient Waterways and Riverine Harbours in Egypt »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/9840 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.9840

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Tomasz Herbich

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Solidarności 105, 00-140 Warsaw

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