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Archaeologists and geologists

How modern technology reveals history

Archaeologists and geologists know how important it is to gain knowledge through the use of advanced technical methods. VALLON's state-of-the-art magnetometer systems are a valuable support for archaeological prospection in this regard.

Why are magnetometer systems so valuable for archaeological exploration?

Magnetometer systems play a crucial role in archaeological explorations. They enable archaeologists to examine historical sites more closely and gain important information about past civilizations. The interplay between modern technology and archaeological research opens up new possibilities for discovering and documenting our history. Archaeological excavations and soil evaluation are time-consuming processes that often take years to complete. Therefore, surveying large areas and evaluating archaeological potential require efficient methods.

Geophysical prospecting methods allow archaeologists to scan the ground for magnetic anomalies that could indicate human activity, such as buried remains or structures. Thanks to the use of magnetometer systems, archaeologists can save time and resources by identifying potential excavation sites in advance. By accurately documenting and analyzing the data obtained, they can make more targeted decisions about further excavations. These modern technologies open up new perspectives for archaeological research and contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage. Overall, magnetometer systems are proving to be extremely valuable for archaeological explorations. They help to deepen the understanding of the past and reveal history.

How do magnetometer systems work?

Magnetometer systems use the principles of magnetic field measurement to detect magnetic anomalies in the ground. Through this method, archaeologists can find evidence of hidden structures in the subsurface, such as trenches, foundations of buildings, or other man-made formations. The method is based on the fact that certain materials, such as stones or ceramics, have magnetic properties and can thus influence the local magnetic field.

VALLON's technology offers innovative solutions for archaeological exploration. The magnetometer systems enable precise mapping of large areas and provide archaeologists with an efficient method for prospecting potential sites. These modern VALLON systems provide for easy integration of highly accurate differential satellite navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO). This allows geo-referencing of the acquired data to an accuracy of a few centimeters, the creation of detailed maps for evaluation and documentation, and the user also benefits from convenient navigation support during data acquisition. This ensures the most economical workflow possible, with the sensors used effectively covering the area to be scanned.

High-end fluxgate magnetometers from VALLON are the ideal tool for archaeological investigations.

Explore the past with high-end fluxgate magnetometers from VALLON. Our versatile systems provide archaeologists with the perfect tool to discover historic sites and gain valuable insight into past cultures.

From modular single-channel systems to robust and reliable multi-channel carriers, we offer a wide range of solutions that are ideally suited for archaeological investigations. Our advanced technology enables archaeologists to scan the ground for magnetic anomalies that may indicate buried remains or structures. With high precision and sensitivity, our magnetometers provide accurate and reliable data to pre-identify potential burial sites and efficiently assess archaeological potential.

The quality and robustness of our magnetometer systems is outstanding and our long experience in developing equipment for geophysical prospection methods makes us a trusted partner in the archaeological community.

As a renowned supplier of magnetometer systems, VALLON stands for highest usability, quality and reliability. In addition, VALLON offers an excellent customer service that supports users quickly and efficiently in case of technical questions.

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  • What does archaeology study?

    Archaeology studies the material remains of past cultures. It analyzes and interprets finds such as buildings, jewelry, tools, weapons, and human remains. Through excavations, surveys, and scientific investigations, archaeology attempts to reconstruct past societies and their ways of life. Various disciplines such as prehistoric archaeology, classical archaeology and Egyptology play an important role in this process. By studying archaeological finds and their context, archaeologists can gain insights into the social, economic, and political organization of past cultures.

    Analysis of the development of trade relations, agricultural techniques, art and architecture, and the religious and ritual practices of past societies plays a major role here. Another goal of archaeology is to preserve and protect the historical heritage. Archaeologists work closely with conservators, museums, and government agencies to preserve archaeological sites and make them accessible to the public. In addition, archaeology plays an important role in the study of human evolution and environmental change over the millennia. The analysis of archaeological finds makes it possible to understand past human populations and to study their impact on the natural environment.

    Archaeology is therefore a multidisciplinary science that provides us with important insights into the human past and contributes to the study of our own history and identity.