The original BBC News reports all started along the lines, "You thought
archaeology was all about using trowels in muddy holes but now....." as if
geophysical prospecting was a revolutionary new technique.
When one considers that over the period of TT geophysics became the butt of
cynical humour and it only became so as a result of its familiarity on the
programme. I appreciate that not everyone watched TT but for the BBC to
report a technique as they did seemed quite odd.
After seeing this I wouldn't have been surprised if the BBC had reported
the comet probe landings along the lines of, "You thought that space travel
were just the realms of Star Wars and Star Trek but...."
On 5 Dec 2014 11:12, "Michael" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 05/12/2014 09:38, Win Scutt wrote:
>> Why bizarre? Although geophysical survey has been with us for over 50
>> (or if you include Pitt Rivers' bosing, over a century!), what makes this
>> approach exciting and innovative is the combination of a number of
>> geophysical methods: "magnetometry, earth resistance, ground penetrating
>> radar and electric resistivity tomography".
>> Best Wishes
>> On 4 December 2014 at 11:55, John Wood <[log in to unmask]>
>> How much does it cost per hectare?
> So e.g. if I had a project to geophys 24,000,000 hectares what would the
> cost be?