JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN GEOPHYSICAL
SOCIETY, Vol. 1, No 2, May 1998, p. 27-37, 15 figs.
Methods for interpretation
Meliha Dogan* and
of Archaeometry, Middle East Technical University, 06531,Ankara,
Jeofizik Muh. Bol., Besevler 06100, Ankara, Turkey
author: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
( Received 15 December 1997; accepted
25 April 1998 )
Abstract: Some variants
of the potential field data analysis techniques are discussed in
view of the maximum information that could be obtained from an archaeogeophysical
survey. The emphasis is given on the computer-based methods of data
The power spectrum analysis has
been used to estimate the depth of known models. A method based
on the location of maxima of the horizontal gradient data obtained
from the pseudogravity transformation of the theoretical magnetic
anomalies has been applied to the synthetic anomalies. The pseudogravity
transformation eliminates the distortion caused by orientation of
the Earth’s magnetic field vector and the effect of the remanence.
The locations of maxima of the horizontal gradient of the pseudogravity
anomalies have accurately outlined the edges of the causative bodies.
Key Words: Archaeomagnetic
Data, Power Spectrum, Pseudogravity, Locations of Maxima