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Inside a mound: Applied geophysics in archaeological prospecting at the Kings' Mounds, Gamla Uppsala, Sweden
KTH, Superseded Departments, Land and Water Resources Engineering.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Land and Water Resources Engineering.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, E-ISSN 1095-9238, Vol. 31, no 5, 551-562 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A combined geophysical prospection with slingram, gradiometer and ground-penetrating radar is described. The prospection is carried out at the Eastern Mound and the Thing Mound, Gamla Uppsala, Middle Sweden in an attempt to detect the internal structure of the mounds. At the Eastern Mound we were able to identify the fossil ground surface, a centre cairn, a possible older grave under the mound and a few other anomalies, some of them most possibly depending on historical activities and some more likely on prehistoric, human activities. The Thing Mound was found being of geological origin and only prepared to become a grave. The project shows that a combined use of several geophysical methods improves and simplifies the interpretation.

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2004. Vol. 31, no 5, 551-562 p.
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archaeological prospection, slingram, ground penetrating radar, gradiometer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23263DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2003.10.003ISI: 000220236700004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-1842843730OAI: diva2:341961
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2010-10-13Bibliographically approved

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