Some geophysical characteristics of the burning products in archaeological and geological studies

S. E. Itkis, B. E. Khesin, E. A. Vapnik

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Abstract

For the revealing and characterization of archaeological remains that were caused by the burning processes we studied magnetization and corresponding magnetic anomalies over such archaeological features as ovens, kilns and hearths in Israel. Our magnetic and gravity studies of sedimentary rocks subjected to combustion metamorphism were performed in Israel and Jordan. Comparison of obtained data shows general correlation between increase of magnetization and burning temperature, although magnetization decreases due to alteration of burnt matter as well. Magnetic heterogeneity is reflected by ground magnetic anomalies. High-temperature combustion rocks in the Hatrurim basin, Israel show increased density relatively to that of low-temperature rocks. Such density features are displayed in the pattern of residual gravity anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event16th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface 2010 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 6 Sep 20108 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference16th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface 2010
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/09/108/09/10

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