ROMAN GOLD MINING IN THE „KARTH“, EASTERN ALPS, AUSTRIA
Research project, financed by the Austria Science Fund (FWF, Project P 30790-G25)
The archaeometric investigations of the ancient mining region involve a complex geophysical exploration together with archaeological examinations. The combined interpretation of geophysical and archaeological information enables a detailed investigation far beyond the area of the excavations. Investigations of magnetic anomalies and measurements of electric resistivity are especially suitable. Geophysical prospection of the reservoirs and the settlement sites not only serve the planning of the archaeological excavations but also help to understand sites that cannot be excavated.
In the first year of the project geophysical prospection focused on geoelectric measurements of reservoirs.
A preliminary report on the geophysical prospection of 2018 can be found here: Preliminary Report Geophysics
Geoelectric profile of a reservoir.