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Integration of magnetic and resistivity imaging surveys forarchaeological prospection in the southern part of Meroe City (Capital of Kush, Sudan)

Mohamed Ali, Mohamed Abdelwahab ; Burkhardt, Hans ; el Din Khalil, Badr

In: Posluschny, A. ; Lambers, K. ; Herzog, I. (Hrsgg.): Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, 2.-6. April 2007. Koll. Vor- u. Frühgesch. 10. Bonn 2008 24 (Abstract)

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Abstract

The current study was carried out in the southern part of the old Meroe city in Sudan. A magnetic gradient reconnaissance survey revealed the presence of fairly clear archaeological building structures, with small dipole anomalies in the magnetic image due to the presence of fired-brick buildings. 10 closely spaced (1 m) parallel resistivity imaging sections in profiles selected on the basis of magnetic results were used to confirm the magnetic anomalies and to provide complementary information about the variation of the sandstone anomalies in depth. Resistivity imaging profiles were also used to demonstrate the feasibility and reliability of combining 2D resistivity profiles in a 3D data set for inversion using a 3D resistivity inversion code. Inversion results of the 3D resistivity data set are displayed in form of horizontal slices, vertical slices and a 3D block diagram.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 11:13
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Ägypten (Altertum)
Subject (Propylaeum): Egyptology
Controlled Subjects: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik, Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Naturwissenschaften
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499
Countries/Regions: Egypt (Antiquity)