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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


Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Bonsall, James ; Gaffney, Christopher ; Armit, Ian


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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time-lapse ; temporal ; seasonal ; earth resistance ; resistivity ; Ireland


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