Call for Papers
Session A2

Chair | Willem BEEX, The Netherlands

Visible and known sites are usually well understood, registered and protected. But there is still much Terra Incognita. These “blank areas” are not only our only a source for new information, but they are often less protected, even if they are potentially pearls in the crown, regarding the heritage of a country.

Archeological survey and prospection, whether traditional or “high tech”, is the only way to avoid such a waste of knowledge and heritage. But archeological survey alone is not enough. Science and heritage must also validate the information provided by those surveys – information that has or will be gathered. Bearing in mind that data can originate from such diverse sources as, say, a large area archaeological and geophysical field survey at the one end of the scale through small scale test trenching to augering at the other end of that same scale, how do we define analysis criteria? How do we interpret our gathered data? This session invites you to provide examples of data from anywhere within the wide spectrum of (geophysical and archaeological) survey methodology, and especially approaches to analysing and interpreting that data.