archaeological resource Articles

  • 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

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

    The main point of the paper is to present the adaptation of ancient Pleurona to the natural environment and its changes as well as the means used by the inhabitants to exploit the available water resources to their advantage in the most efficient ways. The geomorphological profile and geoarcheological evidence present the study area. The presentation of water resources in ancient Pleurona is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • The karez of the Sauran region of Central Asia

    A large number of lines of water collection wells were identified by aerial surveys in the arid region near the ancient city of Sauran on the Middle Syr Darya (South Kazakhstan, Central Asia). They are locally called karez, which in Persian means ‘water uplift’. Initially these were assumed to be qanat, a water collection and distribution system that is widespread in the Middle East, North Africa ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A survey of ancient Minoan water technologies

    A survey is presented of water technologies used by the ancient Minoan civilization during the Bronze Age. This survey considers eleven Minoan settlements on the eastern part of Crete and is based upon a field assessment of the water technologies. While water systems had a monumental role in the life of the Minoans there has been little understanding of these ancient systems. Partially this can ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Environmental assessment process for the AES Parana power plant development project in Argentina

    The paper describes the electric utility generation project that was constructed at the site of the existing Central Termica San Nicolas (CTSN) power plant in San Nicolas, Argentina about 240 km northwest of Buenos Aires and the projects environmental impact. This project is part of the Argentina Electric Sector (AES) and an important peak power contributor to the regional electric power grid. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

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