A remote sensing approach to understanding the archaeological potential: the case study of some Roman evidence in Umbria (Italy)
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 37-44
Received: Nov. 21, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 24, 2014; Published: Dec. 31, 2014
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Pier Matteo Barone, Archaeology and Classics Program, The American University of Rome, Via P. Roselli, 4 – 00153 Rome, Italy
Luca Desibio, Freelance Archaeologist, Rome, Italy
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Abstract
In Umbria, the transformation from Roman pagan building to church seems to be frequent during the beginning of the Middle Age thanks to Longobards and Byzantines. The rural church of San Lorenzo in Nifili (close to Montecastrilli - TR) is a very good example of this. The aim of this work is to understand the evolution of the ancient landscape around this church, from Roman to modern period, using data coming from both the subsurface and the space, using the GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) method and the satellite imageries, respectively. Particular data processing to define the evolution of this ancient landscape in southern Umbria is described in this paper. The results not only represent an effective and non-destructive methodology for discovering, recovering and understanding archaeological data, but also give the possibility to obtain archaeological potential values of different areas in order to better plan future researches in this area.
Keywords
Remote Sensing, NDT, GPR, Satellite Imagery Analysis, Roman Empire, San Lorenzo, Umbria
To cite this article
Pier Matteo Barone, Luca Desibio, A remote sensing approach to understanding the archaeological potential: the case study of some Roman evidence in Umbria (Italy), International Journal of Archaeology. Special Issue: Archaeological Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 37-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.s.2015030101.15
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