The combined application of remote sensing techniques is often the most effective way for deepening the knowledge on very large archaeological sites (several hectares). In particular, geophysics and aerial photography could yield very detailed information on buried structures not only outlining their location but also, inmany cases, defining their planimetry.Moreover, the accurate geocoding of different data sets and the use of GIS for their integration allowto extract the most comprehensive information from a combined study. In this paper the results of a highly integrated non-intrusive investigation are presented. The study site is located in the Tavoliere (Southern Italy) and is part of a very important and rich archaeological landscape. The remains recovered on the ground by the archaeologists indicate the presence of different phases of frequentation mainly datable from the Neolithic to the Medieval Age. The main purpose of the combined study was to locate and identify the buried features with a specific interest for the prehistoric time. The final high-resolution and geocoded images allowed for a general recognition of the layered structures and a more complete reconstruction of the Neolithic village.

Remote sensing techniques for reconstructing a vast Neolithic settlement in Southern Italy

CIMINALE, Marcello;
2009

Abstract

The combined application of remote sensing techniques is often the most effective way for deepening the knowledge on very large archaeological sites (several hectares). In particular, geophysics and aerial photography could yield very detailed information on buried structures not only outlining their location but also, inmany cases, defining their planimetry.Moreover, the accurate geocoding of different data sets and the use of GIS for their integration allowto extract the most comprehensive information from a combined study. In this paper the results of a highly integrated non-intrusive investigation are presented. The study site is located in the Tavoliere (Southern Italy) and is part of a very important and rich archaeological landscape. The remains recovered on the ground by the archaeologists indicate the presence of different phases of frequentation mainly datable from the Neolithic to the Medieval Age. The main purpose of the combined study was to locate and identify the buried features with a specific interest for the prehistoric time. The final high-resolution and geocoded images allowed for a general recognition of the layered structures and a more complete reconstruction of the Neolithic village.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11586/14903
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 54
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 50
social impact