The fundamental geophysical goal in archaeological prospection, in near-surface investigations and generally in environmental applications is to construct as complete as possible maps of subsurface targets. The main effort in archaeology is also the integration of different, absolutely non-invasive techniques, especially if they are used in the high-resolution three-dimensional tomographic mode. In the present work a combination of fluxgate differential magnetic, ground penetrating radar and dipole–dipole geoelectric methods has been used with the aim of detecting superficial structures (wall remains and traces of an ancient road) contained in an archaeological test area (ancient Acropolis of Veio, Rome). With all geophysical techniques a high-resolution data acquisition method has been adopted with the aim of reconstruction of a global vision of the area investigated (20 m×20 m). Some signal processing and tomographic representation techniques have been used for data elaboration and interpretation. The results of the geophysical surveys have been confirmed by direct archaeological excavations carried out only at anomalous zones. © 1997 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Cammarano, F., Mauriello, P., Piro, S. (1997). High-resolution geophysical prospecting with integrated methods. The ancient Acropolis of Veio (Rome, Italy). ARCHAELOGICAL PROSPECTION, 4(4), 157-164 [10.1002/(SICI)1099-0763(199712)4:4<157::AID-ARP81>3.0.CO;2-D].

High-resolution geophysical prospecting with integrated methods. The ancient Acropolis of Veio (Rome, Italy)

Cammarano F.;
1997-01-01

Abstract

The fundamental geophysical goal in archaeological prospection, in near-surface investigations and generally in environmental applications is to construct as complete as possible maps of subsurface targets. The main effort in archaeology is also the integration of different, absolutely non-invasive techniques, especially if they are used in the high-resolution three-dimensional tomographic mode. In the present work a combination of fluxgate differential magnetic, ground penetrating radar and dipole–dipole geoelectric methods has been used with the aim of detecting superficial structures (wall remains and traces of an ancient road) contained in an archaeological test area (ancient Acropolis of Veio, Rome). With all geophysical techniques a high-resolution data acquisition method has been adopted with the aim of reconstruction of a global vision of the area investigated (20 m×20 m). Some signal processing and tomographic representation techniques have been used for data elaboration and interpretation. The results of the geophysical surveys have been confirmed by direct archaeological excavations carried out only at anomalous zones. © 1997 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
1997
Cammarano, F., Mauriello, P., Piro, S. (1997). High-resolution geophysical prospecting with integrated methods. The ancient Acropolis of Veio (Rome, Italy). ARCHAELOGICAL PROSPECTION, 4(4), 157-164 [10.1002/(SICI)1099-0763(199712)4:4<157::AID-ARP81>3.0.CO;2-D].
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