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geophysical prospecting
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: geophysical survey
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The location and recording of buried sites by detecting variations in the magnetic properties or resistance to an electrical current of the soil. Many archaeological surveying techniques designed to identify features without excavation use instruments that measure physical properties of surface materials.
prospect
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: A site where stone was tested for suitability, whether the stone was used or not.
thermal prospection
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: A remote sensing method used in aerial reconnaissance and based on weak variations in temperature which can be found above buried structures whose thermal properties are different from those of their surroundings.

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