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Title: You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer: analysing repetitive time-lapse earth resistance data to determine ‘optimal’ survey climate conditions


Bonsall, James ; Gaffney, Christopher ; Armit, Ian

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Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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