Object structure


Geophysical investigations of tumuli: a continuously challenging problem


Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Tsokas, Gregory N. ; Tsourlos, Panagiotis ; Vargemezis, George


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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ill. ; 24 cm

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tumulus ; ERT ; 2D ERT ; 3D ERT


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