Electric resistance survey of the southern part of the buried ancient town of Stymphalos

Papamarinopoulos, S., Jones, R.E. and Williams, H. (1988) Electric resistance survey of the southern part of the buried ancient town of Stymphalos. Geoexploration, 25(3), pp. 255-261. (doi: 10.1016/0016-7142(88)90020-8)

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An electric resistance survey at the ancient site of Stymphalos in the N.E. Peloponnese in Greece was carried out with the twin probe array to locate the layout of the buried settlement. This paper describes the survey of a 140 ×180 m2 area in which resistance readings were taken at 1-m intervals within 20×20 m2 squares, the inter-electrode spacing being 0.5 m. A particular feature of this survey was its rapidity and efficiency; the surveying time for each square was ca. 40 min. The resistance readings ranged between 10 and 800 ohms, the higher readings usually corresponding to walls. The data were stored and processed with a portable computer in the field providing a quick, low resolution composite map at a scale of 1: 500. High resolution dot-density maps illustrating with great clarity the layout of part of the buried town were achieved by further data processing on a mainframe computer.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Richard
Authors: Papamarinopoulos, S., Jones, R.E., and Williams, H.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Geoexploration

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