ICAP 2019 #AP2019Sligo · Publications

My first book! New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection


I’ve written a book, or rather, it would be more accurate to say that I have edited a book. New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection has just been published by Archaeopress.

New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection draws together 94 peer reviewed papers addressing archaeological prospection techniques, methodologies and case studies from 33 countries across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America, reflecting current and global trends in archaeological prospection. Papers include novel research areas such as magnetometry near the equator, drone-mounted radar, microgravity assessment of tombs, marine electrical resistivity tomography, convolutional neural networks, data processing, automated interpretive workflows and modelling as well as recent improvements in remote sensing, multispectral imaging and visualisation. Each paper underwent a substantial peer review process, assessed by three members of a 35-member international Scientific Committee.

It represents the outcomes of the 13th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, which I organised and was hosted by the Department of Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science at the Institute of Technology Sligo in August-September 2019. The conference is held every two years under the banner of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection and this was the first time that the conference was held in Ireland.

The book can be purchased directly from Archaeopress, and it is available both in print (for £45) and Open Access. The Open Access version is available thanks to funding from IT Sligo.

Book Launch
President of IT Sligo, Dr Brendan McCormack and IT Sligo Lecturer in Archaeology, Dr James Bonsall, launching James’ book New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection.

New Global Perspectives on Archaeological Prospection, edited by James Bonsall. Paperback; 205 x 290mm; 366 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789693065. Epublication ISBN 9781789693072.

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