""In this study, we analyzed the relationship between buried archaeological remains (masonries, pavements, and ancient ruins) and spontaneous vegetation. growing above them. We carried out several. vegetation surveys in the Domitian’s Stadium at the. archaeological site of the Palatine (Rome). Vegetation. data were collected using the Braun-Blanquet approach. and elaborated using statistical analyses (cluster. analysis) to assess the similarity among surveys.. Structural, chorological, and ecological features of the. plant communities were analyzed. Results showed that. the vegetation responds significantly to the presence. of sub-emerging ancient remains. The plant bioindication of this phenomenon occurs through the following floristic-vegetation variations: phenological alterations. in single individuals (reduction in height, displacement of flowering\\\/fruiting period), increase of annual species. and decrease of perennial ones, decrease of total. plant coverage, reduction of maturity level of the vegetation which remains blocked at a pioneer evolutive. stage. The presence of sub-surfacing ruins manifests. itself through the dominant occurrence of xerophilous. and not-nitrophilous species (e.g., Hypochaeris achyrophorus L., Aira elegantissima Schur, Trifolium scabrum L. ssp. scabrum, Trifolium stellatum L., Plantago lagopus L., Medicago minima (L.) L., and Catapodium rigidum (L.) C.E. Hubb. ex Dony ssp. rigidum) and in a rarefaction of more mesophilous and nitrophilous. species (e.g., Plantago lanceolata L., Trifolium pratense L. ssp. pratense, Trifolium repens L. ssp. repens, and Poa trivialis L.). Therefore, the vegetation can be used as bioindicator for the detection of buried ruins,. contributing in the archaeological prospection for a general, fast, and inexpensive interpretation of the underground.""
Ceschin S, & Caneva G (2013). Plants as bioindicators for archaeological prospection: a case of study from Domitian's Stadium in the Palatine (Rome, Italy). ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 185(6), 5317-5326 [10.1007/s10661-012-2947-8].
|Titolo:||Plants as bioindicators for archaeological prospection: a case of study from Domitian's Stadium in the Palatine (Rome, Italy)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Citazione:||Ceschin S, & Caneva G (2013). Plants as bioindicators for archaeological prospection: a case of study from Domitian's Stadium in the Palatine (Rome, Italy). ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 185(6), 5317-5326 [10.1007/s10661-012-2947-8].|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|