WG1 Objectives:
  • To structure the knowledge of fundamental soil parameters involved in the detection of archaeological features using geophysical techniques with the goal of maximising data interpretation.

  • To create an online resource sharing relevant publications.

  • To promote the development of collaborative research proposals.

WG1 Tasks:
  • Discuss and synthesise the findings of past studies exploring how land use practices, high variability in soil properties, soil post-depositional and other taphonomic processes within archaeological features may have an effect on geophysical prospection.

  • Synthesise the outcomes of the various monitoring programmes (for example, of short term climate fluctuations) on archaeo-geophysics that have been completed.

  • Review the results of the application of combined soil science and geophysical methods in exploring a range of sites (e.g. prehistoric tell-sites, caves & rockshelters, metallurgical sites, grave/burials, post-industrial landscapes) as well as mapping areas at risk of loss of cultural sediments and archaeological assets (e.g. wetlands, littoral zone).

  • Based on these discussions, WG1 will produce recommendations for further research and create opportunities to develop collaborative research proposals.

  • To report and showcase the outcomes of WG1 on the SAGA website, and produce an online database of relevant literature.

  • Review the accessibility to researchers of commercially-held archives and to document their existence and utility.

Working Group Leader: Wilson Clare (c.a.wilson[at]stir.ac.uk)

List of WG1 Members
Name Country Email address
Clare Wilson (WG Leader)United Kingdomc.a.wilson[at]stir.ac.uk
Jörg Fassbinder (WG Deputy)Germanyfassbinder[at]geophysik.uni-muenchen.de
Kayt ArmstrongUnited Kingdomgirlwithtrowel[at]gmail.com
Natasa CerekovicBosnia and Herzegovinanatalijabl[at]yahoo.com
Carmen Cuenca-GarcíaNorwaycarmen.cuenca-garcia[at]ntnu.no
Carmen Cuenca-Garcia Cuenca-GarciaNaurucarmen[at]cuencagarcia.com
Sebastiano D'AmicoMaltasebastiano.damico[at]um.edu.mt
Philippe De SmedtBelgiumphilippe.desmedt[at]ugent.be
Jan HorákCzech Republichorakjan[at]fzp.czu.cz
Agnese KukelaLatviaagnese.kukela[at]gmail.com
Cornelius MeyerGermanycmp[at]cmprospection.com
Roman PastekaSlovakiaroman.pasteka[at]uniba.sk
Radu gabriel Pirnauradupirnau[at]yahoo.com
Ingrid SalvesenNorwayingrid.salvesen[at]ntnu.no
Apostolos SarrisGreeceasaris[at]ret.forthnet.gr
Nurit Shtober ZisuIsraelnshtober[at]research.haifa.ac.il
Mercedes SollaSpainmerchisolla[at]cud.uvigo.es
Andra StrimaitienėLithuaniaandrasimnas[at]gmail.com
Ökmen SümerTurkeyokmen.sumer[at]gmail.com
Evdokia TemaItalyevdokia.tema[at]unito.it
Hazel Deniz ToktayTurkeyhazeldeniz[at]istanbul.edu.tr
Matija ZornSloveniamatija.zorn[at]zrc-sazu.si