Archaeological Geophysics Environmental & Criminal Forensics 2020

Archaeological Geophysics Environmental & Criminal Forensics 2020

A 2 day joint meeting of the Near Surface Geophysics and Forensic Geoscience Groups of the Geological Society.

Venue: Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Date: 1st & 2nd of December 2020



  • Tuesday 1st of Dec 2020: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics

Conveyor: 

Paul Linford – Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK; email: Paul.Linford@HistoricEngland.org.uk


The Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society of London (NSGG) is pleased to announce the fourteenth in a succession of biennial day meetings devoted to archaeological geophysics. This meeting offers a forum where contributors from the UK and further afield can present and debate the results of recent research and case studies. Suppliers of equipment and software also attend and the meeting therefore represents an invaluable opportunity for both archaeological and geophysical practitioners to exchange information about recent developments.


  • Wednesday 2nd Dec 2020: Forensic Geology: helping solve Serious Crimes

Conveyor: 

Dr Alastair Ruffell, School of the Natural, Built Environment, Queen’s University, Belfast, N.Ireland, BT7 1NN; email: a.ruffell@qub.ac.uk


This meeting will capture shared interests between the geological, environmental science, engineering, geotechnical, mining and archaeological communities with those working in the fields of serious crime investigation, environmental law and mineral/metal fraud. Presentations involving remote sensing, geophysics, geochemistry, mineralogy are suggested. The authors of the Geological Society ‘Guide to Forensic Geology’ will present on various topics contained in this soon-to-be published book.


Call for Abstracts will soon be open – return to this page shortly for instruction on how to submit an abstract.