Geophysical surveys use a variety of instruments to identify and map buried archaeological features by measuring small changes in the magnetic and/or electrical properties of the soil which can indicate the possible presence of archaeology located beneath the ground.
We produce reports and images from the data we gather and give an archaeological interpretation of our results. Our reports can be supplied as hard copies or digitally for use by architects, planners, engineers, local authorities and researchers to progress and mitigate their designs and applications in a timely and cost-effective manner.
All of our surveys adhere to industry standard guidelines and are carried out under licence from the National Monuments Service (ROI) or the Historic Environment Division (NI).
All of our staff hold primary degrees in archaeology. Our staff hold post-graduate qualifications in specialist archaeological disciplines including archaeological prospection as well as being members of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and the International Society for Archaeological Prospection.
Please click on the following links if you wish to learn more about our geophysical services:
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- Earth Resistance (ER)
- Electromagnetic Induction (EMI)
- Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
- Metal Detection
- Magnetic Susceptibility (MS)
- Induced Polarisation (IP)
To see a full list of the information that would be useful to have when tendering for projects, and the constraints involved in a geophysical survey, please click here.
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