Students are strongly encouraged to purchase this textbook although it is also available for borrowing through the Central Library collection.

  • Reynolds, J.M. 1997. An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics. John Wiley and Sons, Chinchester.

PDF copies of these readings will be made available through FLO.


Frederick, C.D and Abbott, J.T. 1992. Magnetic prospection of prehistoric sites in an alluvial environment: Examples from NW and West-Central Texas. Journal of Field Archaeology 19(2):139-153.


Moffat, I., L.A. Wallis, A. Beale and D. Kynuna.  2008.  Trialing geophysical techniques in the identification of open Indigenous sites in Australia: A case study from inland northwest Queensland.  Australian Archaeology 66:60-63.   

Slater, L.A., Hamilton, N.D., Sandberg, A. and Jankowski, M. 2000. Magnetic prospecting at a prehistoric settlement in Maine. Archaeological Prospection 7:31-41.


Silliman, S.W., Farnsworth, P. and Lightfoot, K.G. 2000. Magnetometer prospecting in historical archaeology: Evaluating survey options at a 19th-century Rancho site in California. Historical Archaeology 34(2):89-109. 

Wallis, L.A., I. Moffat, G. Trevorrow and T. Massey.  2008. Locating places for repatriated burial: a case study from Ngarrindjeri ruwe, South Australia.  Antiquity 82:750-760.

Magnetic Susceptibility

Marmet, E., Bina, M., Federoff, N. and Tabbagh, A.  1999  Relationships between human activity and the magnetic properties of soils: a case study in the medieval site of Roissey-en-France.  Archaeological Prospection 6:161-170.


Marshall, A. 1998. Visualising burnt areas: Patterns of magnetic susceptibility at Guiting Power 1 Round Barrow (Glos., UK). Archaeological Prospection 5:159-177.


Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R. and Whittaker, J.E. 2007. Mixed method approaches to the investigation and mapping of buried quaternary deposits: Examples from Southern England, Archaeological Prospection 14(2):104-129.


Bevan, B. W. 1991, The search for graves. Geophysics, 56, 1310-1319.


Buck, S.C. 2003. Searching for graves using geophysical technology: Field tests with ground penetrating radar, magnetometry and electrical resistivity. Journal of Forensic Science 48(1):1-7.


Kvamme, K.L. 2003. Multidimensional prospecting in North American Great Plains village sites. Archaeological Prospection 10:131-142.


Nobes, D. C. 1999. Geophysical surveys of burial sites: A case study of the Oaro urupa. Geophysics 64:357-367.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Conyers, L.B. 2006. Ground penetrating radar techniques to discover and map historic graves. Historical Archaeology 40(3): 64-73.


Whiting, B. M., McFarland, D. P. and Hackenberger, S. 2001. Three-dimensional GPR study of a prehistoric site in Barbados, West Indies. Journal of Applied Geophysics 47:217-226.


Maritime Geophysics

Lafferty, B., Quinn, R. and Breen, C. 2006. A side-scan sonar and high-resolution Chirp sub-bottom profile study of the natural and anthropogenic sediment record of Lower Lough Erne, northwest Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science 33:756-766.


Quinn, R. 2006.The role of scour in shipwreck site formation processes and the preservation of wreck-associated scour signatures in the sedimentary record-evidence from seabed and sub-surface data. Journal of Archaeological Science 33:1419-1432.

Direct Current Resistivity

Hargrave, M.L., Somers, L.E., Larson, T.K., Shields, R. and Dendy, J. 2002. The role of resistivity survey in historical site assessment and management: An example from Fort Riely, Kansas. Historical Archaeology 36(4):89-110.


Tonkov, N. and Loke, M.H. 2006.  A resistivity survey of a burial mound in the ‘Valley of the Thracian Kings’. Archaeological Prospection 13:129-136.

Electromagnetic Induction
Dalan, R.A. 1991. Defining archaeological features with electromagnetic surveys at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park. Geophysics 56:1280-1287.