CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Natalie Pickartz

Natalie Pickartz

Integrated Quantitative Interpretation of Magnetic Measurements in Archaeological Prospecting

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, R. 411
Telefon: +49 431 880-3901 
pickartz@geophysik.uni-kiel.de 

Subproject G2: Geophysical prospecting, classification and validation of settlement remains in changing environments

 

PhD project

Integrated quantitative interpretation of magnetic measurements in archaeological prospecting

The PhD-project is part of the project G2 ('Geophysical prospecting, classification and validation of settlement remains in changing environments') which is included in the CRC 1266 ('Scales of Transformation - Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies').

The aim of the PhD-project is to program modules to quantitatively interpret magnetic measurements for archaeological features. Magnetic measurements are mostly interpreted in a qualitative manner and the archaeological features are classified manually. A susceptibility model of  site-specific key-targets with synthetic data will be derived using constraints  from in-situ susceptibility measurements, excavations and further methods. This model will be adjusted so that the synthetic data fits the measurements and therefor, the model explains the data. In the next step this model is used as reference for a specific kind of feature. Its synthetic data is used to automatically detect anomalies of the same kind of feature. At each detected location an inversion is carried out to match the model to the data. As a final result, the anomalies are automatically classified and the inverted susceptibility models provide information about the geometry and depth of the features.
 

CRC 1266 interlinking group

Quantification and Comparison
 

Research interests

Archeaogeophysics, Geophysical Prospection, Magnetics, Geoelectrics, Electromagnetic Methods, Inversion
 

Education

2011 - 2014
University of Cologne, M.Sc. Geophysics (Über die Auswertung und Modellierung von Magnetik und Bodenradardaten des archäologischen Fundorts Elusa (Israel))

2008 - 2011
University of Cologne, B. Sc. Physics  (Geophysikalische Erkundung einer villa rustica bei Mendig (Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz))
 

Work experience

2014 - 2016
research assistant at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne

2012 - 2014
student assistant at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne

Since 2008
participation in various geophysical fieldworks and excavations
 

Selected publications

Pickartz N., Tezkan B. und Heinzelmann M. Geophysikalische Multimethodenprospektion des archäologischen Fundorts Elusa (Israel). Vorbericht zu den Kampagnen 2015 und 2016. Kölner und Bonner Archaeologica 5.

 

 

 

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