The roman territorial framework is mostly the product of recent geodynamic processes affecting the western Mediterranean area. Rome's foundations are mostly the products of the Quaternary explosive eruptions in two volcanic fields, the Sabatini volcanic field (northwest) and the Colli Albani (Albvan Hills) volcanic district (southeast). Volcanoes in both volcanic fields emplaced sequences of pyroclastic flows, the deposits of which formed plateaus deeply excavated by postglacial erosional processes. The volcanic deposits were used by the Romans for construction materials; loose pozzolan was used in the preparatin of cement and the litified non welded ignimbrite was used as building blocks. The use of volcanic stone as a construction material served the need through time of the evolving civilization, representing the inseparable bond between man and nature. we identify seven important volcanic building stones that were used for construction of many of the important monuments in ancient rome.

DE RITA, D., Giampaolo, C. (2006). A case study- Ancient Rome was built with volcanic stones from the Roman land. In Tuffs, their properties, uses, hydrology,and resources (pp. 127-131). BOULDER, COLORADO : The Geological Society of America [10.1130/2006.2408(06)].

A case study- Ancient Rome was built with volcanic stones from the Roman land

DE RITA, Donatella;
2006

Abstract

The roman territorial framework is mostly the product of recent geodynamic processes affecting the western Mediterranean area. Rome's foundations are mostly the products of the Quaternary explosive eruptions in two volcanic fields, the Sabatini volcanic field (northwest) and the Colli Albani (Albvan Hills) volcanic district (southeast). Volcanoes in both volcanic fields emplaced sequences of pyroclastic flows, the deposits of which formed plateaus deeply excavated by postglacial erosional processes. The volcanic deposits were used by the Romans for construction materials; loose pozzolan was used in the preparatin of cement and the litified non welded ignimbrite was used as building blocks. The use of volcanic stone as a construction material served the need through time of the evolving civilization, representing the inseparable bond between man and nature. we identify seven important volcanic building stones that were used for construction of many of the important monuments in ancient rome.
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DE RITA, D., Giampaolo, C. (2006). A case study- Ancient Rome was built with volcanic stones from the Roman land. In Tuffs, their properties, uses, hydrology,and resources (pp. 127-131). BOULDER, COLORADO : The Geological Society of America [10.1130/2006.2408(06)].
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