Articolele abordează subiecte din domeniul arheologiei, istoriei și muzeologiei și se referă îndeosebi la regiunea Banatului istoric, iar unele abordează istoria României și istoria universală.
1 Ianuarie 2013
is study uses soil augering to explore a sample of the range of geomagnetic anomalies from magnetometer surveys
at the massive fortified site of Corneşti-Iarcuri. e cores focus on the south end of the interior of Enclosure II
and a limited area to the east between Enclosures II and III. ese areas were studied during the 2010 campaign
when the international team used different techniques to verify the age and type of occupations in this portion
of the site. e coring results are presented in standardized descriptions and 1 m section photographs. e cores
sample both high contrast anomalies from suspected burned deposits and low contrast areas where archaeological
deposits are thought to be absent. ese field data suggest that the local calcareous Chernozem soils vary by depth
and thickness of calcitic horizons due to slope, erosion, or impact due to possible use of the slopes for borrow. e
low magnetic susceptibility of the carbonates can affect the results of the Cesium Magnetometer, in some cases
identifying high contrast anomalies due to the close proximity to CaCO3
horizons and other material. In other
cases archaeological deposits result in low contrast areas on the magnetogram due to the absence of burning. e
initial auger results suggest that while the geomagnetic data clearly maps the enclosures and other burned features,
there is the potential that other types of deposits may go unrecognized in this calcareous soil landscape.