archaeological Articles

  • The Roman Road and the Yellow Caps

    Introduction: Beyond the undisputed historical importance of the discovery of the so called Roman road of Bentivoglio , I wanted to write this semi-serious story to highlight the human side and the events of these last recent years spent together with a group of people, or rather, FRIENDS, the volunteers of the archaeological volunteer association HYDRIA (association of which I am pleased to ...

  • Identifying at-risk heritage resources with GIS: modelling the impact of recreational activities on the archaeological record

    Archaeological predictive models were initially developed to determine the probability of encountering certain types of archaeological sites (e.g. masonry ruins or artifact scatters) on a given unit of land. Other than forecasting densities of archaeological site-types by vegetation zones, however, such studies rarely focused on management applications and, consequently, were nearly abandoned. To ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation model for cultural heritage in spatial planning

    The article describes the evaluation model for cultural heritage in spatial planning, created in the shifting perspective from a static-contemplative to a dynamic-planning understanding of the heritage. The shift is manifested in the creation of the model which allows analysis, diagnosis, definition of strategies for spatial heritage (registered and under the consideration for protection) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HYDRIA ... A container of SYNERGIES!

    HYDRIA, the association of social promotion and archeological volunteering active in the municipalities of the Unione Reno Galliera, resides in Bentivoglio, about 500 meters from the IMA-BFB Division establishment – the world’s largest manufacturer of automatic machines for the packaging of pharmaceuticals, food, tobacco, tea and coffee. Among its members there is a group of ...

  • Highcross

    Foreign Office Architects’ design for a John Lewis store and cinema at Hammerson’s Highcross Quarter shopping centre in Leicester dramatically synthesizes the complexities of site and programme. Much of the drama depends on effective engineering strategies to provide various spans for the store atrium, auditorium, loading bay and to minimize vibration and sound transfer between ...


    By WYG

  • Case Study - Historic Cemetery - Texas

    Archaeological grave site locating Objective:  Locate potential unmarked graves Site:  Historic family cemetery in San Antonio, Texas USA dating to 1899 Instrument:  SuperSting R8/IP, Switch Box112 and 112 electrodes installed in a 7x6 foot 3D dipole-dipole grid Software:  EarthImager 3D Result:  3D resistivity ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • City brand challenge 101: Sharjah in a globalised UAE context

    The main purpose of this paper is to make a business case for Sharjah, the third largest of the seven city–states that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We undertake an exploratory enquiry into the 'place marketing' effort of this little known geographical entity relying extensively on secondary data - notably the official website of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A GIS-based assessment of the Byzantine water supply system of Constantinople

    Despite the extensive archaeological surveys carried out in the last decades, little attention has been paid to one of the longest water supply systems of ancient times – the Byzantine water infrastructure which fed Constantinople from the mid-late fourth century ad. This work uses modern satellite terrain data and Global Positioning System (GPS) data to assess this system and provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Archaeological Exploration case study

    Case 1 A surface resistivity to find underground tombs A surface-resistivity survey with 4m electrode spacing was used to reaffirm the location of a number of underground tombs. The inversion image concurred with the site investigation except for the void between the 8th and 14th electrodes. Further investigation by an archeological team concluded that a tomb existed ...

  • Tourists’ acceptance of advanced technology-based innovations for promoting arts and culture

    Advanced technologies are able to influence tourists’ decisions. They can be exploited for attracting touristic flows towards cultural destinations. In particular, virtual tours are new tools based on advanced 3D graphics that can be useful for promoting arts and culture. In this paper, we test users’ acceptance of virtual tours as a tool supporting their decision to visit a touristic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Human Settlements on the Northern Shores of Lake Aral and Water Level Changes

    The shore of Lake Aral in Kazakhstan is a perfect area for studying the human adaptation strategy to past climate changes. New archaeological material, gathered along the northern shores during the expedition of the INTAS project CLIMAN, is briefly presented. Changes in settlement activity during the Atlantic and Subboreal are related to lake level changes of the Aral Sea. A previ-ously proposed ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • GPR archaeological investigation of Wanda Mound in Krakow (Poland)

    Last December 2016 GPR24.COM.PL Company (Poland) participated in an archaeological investigation on the legendary Wanda Mound in Krakow city. This hill was built supposedly in VII—VIII centuries and it is assumed to be the resting place of the legendary princess Wanda, which was a daughter of Krakus, the founder of ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Site Assessment Assistants

    An Environmental Site Assessment Assistant (ESAA) supports the qualified project team to undertake activities to logically assemble information to assess the presence or absence of potential environmental concerns as they relate to Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The ESAA may assist with sampling and testing activities; interpretation and evaluation of data; and preparing reports. The ESAA ...

  • GPR to uncover Connecticut`s past

    Crouched beside one of the many stone walls that crisscross Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, Brian Jones held one end of a rope threaded into a single-wheeled contraption that resembled a high-tech scooter attached to a computer screen. While Debbie Surabian, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, tracked grainy images of what lies underground on a computer screen ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Water resourses management and natural environment changes in ancient Pleurona, Greece

    The site of New Pleurona, a well fortified city of the Hellenistic period, is located in the western part of Greece. Archaeological and geophysical evidence indicates that the city, during its existence, was connected to the sea. The geomorphological changes are linked to the delta's progression of the two neighboring rivers, Acheloos and Evinos. In addition to the city's ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPR survey to identify cultural and archaeological features

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory digging LOCATION: Olmstead State Park, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed a reconnaissance GPR survey of an historical homestead, to identify / locate prospective locations of historical privies, wells and debris middens. Recommended digging locations within an area that was tantamount to finding a "needle ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Water supply of Bologna (Italy) by Roman aqueduct: history, morphology and hydraulic, from ancient time to nowadays

    A brief description of the geomorphological, historical, and archaeological aspects of the ancient Bononia (now Bologna) supply by means of an ancient tunnel made by Romans at the beginning of the new, era and its evolution to a nowadays when it's already used (13%) to assure drinking water supply of Bologna Town. Recent exploration of the tunnel has permitted to obtain most data of ancient water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Archaeological survey 2

    The site of the Meadows’ Wesleyan Cemetery in the Adelaide is thought to contain more than 130 unmarked graves. This site initially had a chapel constructed on it in 1840 and the first burial in 1855.  The initial chapel was replaced by a more substantial stone building in 1856.  Burials continued in this cemetery sporadically until the 1940’s although the site became less ...

  • Monitoring of clima-sensitiv finds in an archaeological exhibition - Case Study

    The Alexander the Great - National Archaeological Exhibition opened on March 22 in Rosenheim, Bavaria in Germany at the Lokschuppen Exhibition Center and will run until Nov. 3. The exhibition concept focuses on the biography of Alexander from his crib to his grave, where the historical data and sources are arranged along this guideline. Fascinating archaeological findings take the visitors on ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Case Study: Using Aspida to Monitor CO2 and O2

    Tunnel Ravne is a network of underground passages and chambers built in ancient times by an unknown prehistoric culture. At some point in history it was deliberately blocked up with dry stone walls backed with thousands of tons of sand and gravel. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

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