Advanced search
1 file | 4.24 MB Add to list

Non destructive archaeological diagnostics in the suburbium of a Roman town

(2018) MEASUREMENT. 127. p.325-334
Author
Organization
Abstract
Ammaia is a deserted Roman town located in the region of Alto Alentejo, in Portugal, included in the ancient province of Lusitania. In recent years, a series of non-destructive archaeological diagnostics have been carried out in the framework of the European Union (EU) funded project Radio-Past, in the supposed intra-mural area of the ancient town and its immediate surroundings. As part of a validation procedure of innovative integrated archaeological survey methods, ‘total coverage’ geophysical prospections have been performed inside the Roman town, testing integration between several non-destructive archeological methods. Each methodology is constrained by specific limits, mainly related to geomorphological and geological assets, soil matrix, environmental conditions and pollutions, producing inaccuracies in the results of the archaeological interpretation. For these reasons, the scientific community is increasingly seeking technological solutions that make use of the integration of data acquired with multiple non-destructive techniques. In this paper, we will present the results achieved thanks to the integration of some of these approaches for the investigation of a selected suburban area of Ammaia. The novelty of the followed approach lies in the diversification and integration of the applied methodologies, and in the complexity of the scientific questionnaire, not focused only on mapping, but rather on the understanding of the spatial phenomena. The interpretation of the magnetic surveys and surface artefact collection are discussed with respect to the main results and to data-integration strategies. The historical interpretation of these data will reveal a highly detailed plan of the layout, most important monuments and infrastructures of the town, and will disclose crucial aspects of a humanized landscape of Roman times.

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 4.24 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Corsi, Cristina et al. “Non Destructive Archaeological Diagnostics in the Suburbium of a Roman Town.” MEASUREMENT 127 (2018): 325–334. Print.
APA
Corsi, C., Laracca, M., Mayer, C., & Taelman, D. (2018). Non destructive archaeological diagnostics in the suburbium of a Roman town. MEASUREMENT, 127, 325–334.
Chicago author-date
Corsi, Cristina, Marco Laracca, Cornelius Mayer, and Devi Taelman. 2018. “Non Destructive Archaeological Diagnostics in the Suburbium of a Roman Town.” Measurement 127: 325–334.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Corsi, Cristina, Marco Laracca, Cornelius Mayer, and Devi Taelman. 2018. “Non Destructive Archaeological Diagnostics in the Suburbium of a Roman Town.” Measurement 127: 325–334.
Vancouver
1.
Corsi C, Laracca M, Mayer C, Taelman D. Non destructive archaeological diagnostics in the suburbium of a Roman town. MEASUREMENT. 2018;127:325–34.
IEEE
[1]
C. Corsi, M. Laracca, C. Mayer, and D. Taelman, “Non destructive archaeological diagnostics in the suburbium of a Roman town,” MEASUREMENT, vol. 127, pp. 325–334, 2018.
@article{8579395,
  abstract     = {Ammaia is a deserted Roman town located in the region of Alto Alentejo, in Portugal, included in the ancient
province of Lusitania. In recent years, a series of non-destructive archaeological diagnostics have been carried
out in the framework of the European Union (EU) funded project Radio-Past, in the supposed intra-mural area of
the ancient town and its immediate surroundings. As part of a validation procedure of innovative integrated
archaeological survey methods, ‘total coverage’ geophysical prospections have been performed inside the Roman
town, testing integration between several non-destructive archeological methods. Each methodology is constrained
by specific limits, mainly related to geomorphological and geological assets, soil matrix, environmental
conditions and pollutions, producing inaccuracies in the results of the archaeological interpretation. For these
reasons, the scientific community is increasingly seeking technological solutions that make use of the integration
of data acquired with multiple non-destructive techniques. In this paper, we will present the results achieved
thanks to the integration of some of these approaches for the investigation of a selected suburban area of
Ammaia. The novelty of the followed approach lies in the diversification and integration of the applied methodologies,
and in the complexity of the scientific questionnaire, not focused only on mapping, but rather on the
understanding of the spatial phenomena. The interpretation of the magnetic surveys and surface artefact collection
are discussed with respect to the main results and to data-integration strategies. The historical interpretation
of these data will reveal a highly detailed plan of the layout, most important monuments and infrastructures
of the town, and will disclose crucial aspects of a humanized landscape of Roman times.},
  author       = {Corsi, Cristina and Laracca, Marco and Mayer, Cornelius and Taelman, Devi},
  issn         = {0263-2241},
  journal      = {MEASUREMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {325--334},
  title        = {Non destructive archaeological diagnostics in the suburbium of a Roman town},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2018.05.112},
  volume       = {127},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: