Scintrex Smartmag SM4G in "Quadro-sensor" configuration (4 tracks total field measurement) on a
"carretto" in Ascoli-Satriano (Puglia, Italy).
Experience in the application of following instruments and software:
Picodas MEP720 with CS2 sensors
Scintrex Smartmag SM4G-special in duo- or quadro-sensor configurations
The most important step in the development of the various methods of caesium-magnetometry was the Picodas-Scintrex MEP720-CS2, which marks the step from event sampling (normally 0.5 m samples with the first Varian V-101 cs-magnetometer, which was still in use 1992-1993 in Troy) to the time mode sampling (normally at 10 Hz, which results in a resolution at normal walking speed of 10 - 12 cm on the profile) and a big jump in the sensitivity from Nano- to Pico-tesla (0.1 nT to 1 pT) (Becker, 1995). These fast and reliable magnetometers (Picodas-Scintrex MEP720-CS2 and especially the Scintrex Smartmag SM4G) made the application of multiple sensor systems available and let to the uncompensated total-field duo- and quadro-sensor configurations (Becker, 1997, 1999)
Geoscan FM36 and FM256
Foerster multi-sensor gradiometer
Resistivity meter Geoscan RM15 with MPX15 Multiplexer
Mainly resistivity mapping with double twin electrodes
Aerial photo processing and interpretation
Airphoto (I. Scollar)
Satellite image interpretation
Project about war damages and looting at archaeological sites in Iraq in 2005.
ARCHAEOSURVEYOR (DWconsulting 2008).
GEOPLOT 3 (Geoscan Research Bradford 2008)
CONV5 (Conversion of the Surfer format to Scintrex format for RESAM2 by Benus Becker, 2008)
PHOTOSHOP 7 (Adobe)
RESAM2 (by Becker Archaeological Prospection, 2008)
SURFER 8 (Golden Software)
AutoCad 2000, 2006, 2008
Selected literature about cs-magnetometry by H. Becker
H. Becker, From Nanotesla to Picotesla - a new window for magnetic prospecting in archaeology. Archaeological Prospection 2, 217-228 1995
H. Becker, Hochauflösende Magnetik am Beispiel der archäologischen Prospektion. In: M. Beblo (ed.) Umweltgeophysik, Ernst, Berlin 1997
H. Becker, Duo- and quadro-sensor configuration for high-speed / high-resolution magnetic prospecting with caesium magnetometry. Arbeitsh. Bayer. Landesamt f. Denkmalpfl. 108, 100-105, 1999.
Becker, H., 2001. From magnetic prospection to virtual archaeology. In: H. Becker & J.W.E. Fassbinder, Magnetic Prospecting in Archaeological Sites. ICOMOS, Monuments and Sites, 6, 6-13.
Becker, H., 2001
Prospecting in Ostia Antica (Italy) and the discovery of the Basilica of Constantinus I. in 1996
Monuments and Sites, 6, 59-63.
H. Becker & J.W.E. Fassbinder, Magnetic Prospecting in Archaeological sites. ICOMOS, Monuments and Sites, 6, 102 pp, 2001
H. Becker, 2009, Caesium-magnetometry for landscape archaeology. In: St. Campana & S. Piro (ed.), Seeing the Unseen, CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 129-165.