Integrating geophysics and geoarchaeology for a heritage management toolkit in wetlands: Shapwick Heath case study.

Christine Bunting, Nicholas Branch, Steve Robinson, Penny J Johnes, L Jones

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Abstract

Wetlands are a non-renewable resource of high potential for organic archaeological deposits and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. This resource is at threat both through anthropogenic factors such as peat milling, and natural decay associated with global warming. Only a small percentage of the identified wetlands in North West Europe have been studied with regard to their depth, stratigraphic architecture and the heritage assets they contain. Understanding the heritage resource potential of lowland wetlands is critically important for the future management of cultural remains. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is the primary non-destructive investigative technique suited to use in a wetland environment....
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeological Prospection
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference - Vienna May 29th - June 2nd 2013
EditorsWolfgang Neubauer, Immo Trinks, Roderick B. Salisbury, Christina Einwögerer
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherAustrian Academy of Sciences Press, Vienna
Pages215
Number of pages217
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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