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Application of Metal Detectors in Archaeology


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2023-06-19

Metal detectors are widely used in archaeology. The following are some of the main applications of metal detectors in archaeology:

  1. Site exploration: Metal detectors can be used to search for buried metal artifacts and relics, such as metal artifacts, copper coins, military equipment, etc. By detecting metal signals, archaeologists can determine the extent and characteristics of the site.

  2. Environmental Investigation: Metal detectors can help archaeologists quickly find potential artifacts and relics in archaeological environments. In large-area exploration work, metal detectors can efficiently screen out areas where cultural relics may exist, thereby optimizing the exploration process.

  3. Cultural relics protection: metal detectors can be used to monitor the destruction and damage of cultural relics. By regularly patrolling the area near archaeological sites or museums, metal detectors can help detect vandalism such as illegal excavations and metal thefts.

  4. Research: Metal detectors play an important role in archaeological research. By using metal detectors, archaeologists can detect and study metal objects from different periods to understand the culture, handicrafts and trade relations of historical periods.

  5. Site verification: Metal detectors can help identify potential archaeological sites. When there are suspected sites or archaeological sites, the use of metal detectors can quickly detect the presence of buried metal objects, thereby further verifying the existence and importance of the site.

It is important to note that metal detectors are not the only tool in archaeology, and their results need to be interpreted and analyzed in conjunction with other archaeological investigation techniques and methods. At the same time, archaeologists must abide by certain archaeological ethics and legal regulations when using metal detectors to protect the integrity and value of cultural heritage.

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