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Non-destructive survey of a prehistoric fortified hill settlement in Marchocice, Little Poland


Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 67 (2015)


Dulęba, Przemysław ; Wroniecki, Piotr ; Brejcha, Roman


Instytut Archeolgoii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

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ill. ; 25 cm

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settlement ; non-destructive investigations ; Neolithic ; Bronze Age ; Early Iron Age


The site 2 in Marchocice in Little Poland has been already known to archaeologists for more than one hundred years. Recent application of different approaches and research tools helped acquire a new, startling picture confirming the unique cognitive potential of this spectacular areal of ancient to activities. The initial impulse to study presented site by field-walking and the successive non-destructive surveys were the promising results of archive aerial and satellite images analysis. This paper presents the results of large-scale spatial approach with the use of magnetic gradiometry as the fastest and the most cost effective geophysical technique capable of detecting a wide variety of anthropogenic transformations. The Marchocice research project can be an example of how in a relatively short time important data which has the potential to be a firm basis or starting point for further, detailed studies may be acquired and mutualy complemented.


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