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2 February, 2017
Presentation of Ullastret Monography
MAC Barcelona


March 14, 2014:
Bradford West Yorkshire

Commercial Archaeological
Geophysics Seminar


February 3, 2014: BDG confirmed quality in professional geophysics

January 2014: Book release: Good Practice in Archaeological Diagnostics
Non-invasive Survey of Complex Archaeological Sites. Editors: C. Corsi, B. Slapsak, F. Vermeulen. Springer








 PARTNERS
COOPERATIVE PARTNERS
Archaeology
RADIO PAST
www.radiopast.eu
EU funded project
in the 7th FWP at the
University of Evora (Portugal)


Exzellenzcluster TOPOI

www.topoi.org
Freie Universität Berlin /
Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin

Grupo ánfora, G.I.P.
www.anforagip.com
Huelva, Spain

Topographical Survey

arqueocad, S.L., Córdoba, Spain
www.arqueocad.com

Geophysical Modelling
Dr. Thomas Günther;
Hannover
www.resistivity.net

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weller,
TU Clausthal
www.ifg.tu-clausthal.de

3D models
cdmb architects, Berlin www.barlieb.com
Scythians in the Sarmatian steppe

Project Archaeogeophysical survey on the monumental hill fort
of
Bilske Horodyshche
Location    Bilsk, Oblast Poltava, Ukraine
Period Scythian, 8th to 5th century BC
Methods Geomagnetics, aerial photography
Client
Prof. Dr. Renate Rolle, University of Hamburg


River Vorskla
Ravine in the ramparts

Ramparts of Western fortress

OBJECTIVES
The monumental hill fort of Bilsk is situated on a prominent plateau between two major rivers in the Eurasian cold steppe, not far from the raion centre of Kotelva in the East Ukrainian oblast of Poltava.

Imposing and up to 12 m high ramparts of a length of more than 33 km surround an area of about 4000 hectares. Three fortresses,
15, 65 and 72 hectares in area, tower above the landscape. Several kurgans in the surroundings are evidences of Scythian burial ceremonies.

Research work of the Ukrainian-German team from Kiev and Hamburg has been running since 1993. Remote sensing, geophysical prospecting and modern survey techniques have been applied in order to detect location, dimension and structure of inner settlements and of the necropoli.


COMPLETED WORKS and results


The necropolis of Marčenki and parts of the excavation site of Carina Mogila were investigated using geomagnetic mapping. Next to the already known Kurgan 1 the prospection resulted in the discovery of the traces of a second burial mound, the Kurgan 2. Its mound has completely vanished due to extensive agriculture and saltpetre extraction.
Big rampart Magnetogram of
Kurgan 2


Kurgan 1
The magnetogram shows the exterior enclosing ditch, 42 m in diameter and the earth fill inside. The tombs of the bigger Kurganes are mostly destroyed. Those disturbances were caused by looters and saltpetre manufacturers who used the grass sods of the Kurganes to produce the raw material for gunpowder in the 18th century.

Partner National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Institute of Geophysics “Subbotin” (www.igph.kiev.ua/ )


Contact Dipl.-Geophys. Burkart Ullrich (b.ullrich@eastern-atlas.de )
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ARCHAEOPROSPECTION
Brochure (German)
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TECHNOLOGY
Geomagnetics (German)
download
IP geoelectrics at slag heaps (English)
download
(Poster at Conference on "Early Iron in Europe – Prehistoric and Roman Iron Production", Hüttenberg, Austria, Sept. 2008)


ENGINEERING AND
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOPHYSICS

Geophysics in civil engineering
download
(Excerpt of a dissertation at
TU Berlin by Dipl.-Ing. Holger Böhm, in German)


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