Archeology prospection in Mons by the GSB

Treasure hunting with geophysics

The geologists of the GSB in collaboration with archeologists of the AWaP (Agence wallonne du Patrimoine) went on a field campaign the 14th of December 2021 for archeological prospection near the Obourg sluice in Mons.

The use of geophysics, particularly the methods of Induced Polarization (IP) and Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), allows to distinguish the different lithologies from the subsurface and identify areas of interest for archaeology investigation.

Photos: Courtesy of Marina Cabidoche