publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Geophysical Survey in Sub-Saharan Africa

Welham, Kate; Fleisher, J.; Cheetham, Paul; Manley, Harry; Steele, C.; Wynne-Jones, S.;
  • Published: 01 May 2014
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Magnetometry and Slingram electromagnetic surveys were conducted at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara, Tanzania, as part of a multinational programme of investigation to examine the uses of space within and outside of this stonetown. The town was a major Islamic trading port during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The surveys detected significant evidence for the containment of activities within the town walls, and previously unknown anthropogenic activity was revealed between the existing coral rag buildings, as well as within the open areas inside the town. Over 40 areas of magnetic disturbance were identified that corresponded directly with...
Subjects
free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Wattle and daub, Unesco world heritage, Excavation, Remote sensing, Tanzania, biology.organism_classification, biology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Geology, Ephemeral key, Swahili, language.human_language, language, Geophysical survey
Funded by
RCUK| Swahili Town Planning: The Songo Mnara Urban Landscape
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: AH/J502716/1
  • Funding stream: AHRC
,
NSF| AHRC-NSF MOU: Swahili Town Planning: The Songo Mnara Urban Landscape
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1123091
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences | Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Geophysical Survey in Sub-Saharan Africa

Welham, Kate; Fleisher, J.; Cheetham, Paul; Manley, Harry; Steele, C.; Wynne-Jones, S.;