Magnetometer surveys in archaeological research in Papua New Guinea: Keveoki 1, Gulf Province

Moffat, Ian and David, Bruno and Barker, Bryce and Kuaso, Alois and Skelly, Robert and Araho, Nick (2011) Magnetometer surveys in archaeological research in Papua New Guinea: Keveoki 1, Gulf Province. Archaeology in Oceania , 46 (1). pp. 17-22. ISSN 0003-8121

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A magnetometer survey was conducted on the abandoned village site of Keveoki 1, near the Vailala River, Gulf Province, PNG. The survey, using a single sensor proton precession magnetometer, was successful in locating and defining the boundaries of areas confirmed by excavation to contain dense assemblages of pottery. The combination of geophysical and excavation results allowed a broader understanding of the spatial distribution of human occupation at Keveoki 1 than would have been possible based on excavation or visual field walking alone. We suggest this technique should be applied more regularly.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 06:11
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 00:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological geophysics; magnetometry; Papua New Guinea; pottery
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
04 Earth Sciences > 0404 Geophysics > 040401 Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics
21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

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