Archaeology Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Webinar: Sample Preparation for XRF, FTIR & more | Spectroscopy Guides

    Watch our webinar on sample preparation in the fields of FTIR, XRF and more. Will Campbell explores various techniques in this webinar, originally hosted live by Select Science. XRF spectroscopy and FTIR spectroscopy is covered, along with other uses for sample preparation equipment. Tips on sample preparation and then a Q/A session also features.  Equipment/supplies mentioned includes: ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alternative collection systems for decentralized wastewater management: an overview and case study of the vacuum collection system in Eretria town, Greece

    In small and rural communities, the installation cost of conventional gravity-flow collection systems is often very expensive due to the presence of rocky terrain, high water table, unstable soils, extremely flat terrain, which may impose substantial difficulties in construction. Pressure, vacuum and septic tank effluent gravity collection systems are among the alternatives sewers used most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban planning and water management in Ancient Aetolian Makyneia, Western Greece

    The findings of a large-scale archaeological investigation, conducted from 2009 to 2013 at a site in the vicinity of Antirrion, Western Greece, identified with ancient Makyneia, provides interesting information on the architectural features and urban planning of an ancient settlement in this area of mainland Western Greece. Through an interdisciplinary study of its morphological and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Searching for Archeological Anomalies in the Oluz Mound - Case Study

    The History Of The Oluz Mound The Oluz Mound near Amasya, Turkey, is a very important ancient Turkish settlement with a history stretching back to 4,500 B.C. For archaeologists, this site in Central Turkey is an exciting opportunity to discover not just the area’s history, but the history of the birthplace of civilizations. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Evolution of underground aqueducts in the Hellenic world

    Historical and archaeological evidence shows that ancient Hellenes had developed underground aqueducts since the prehistoric times. However, innovative methods of underground aqueducts were developed in Hellas mainly during the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Since the well-known tunnel at the island of Samos, Hellas, was designed and begun its construction (ca. 550 ...


    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

  • Partech Case Study: Effluent Water Quality Monitoring at an Open Case Coal Site

    Merthyr Tydfil in Wales is home to the massive Ffos-y-fran land reclamation scheme by Millar Argent, where over 10 million tonnes of coal will be extracted in the next fifteen years! So what’s the point of the land reclamation scheme? The purpose is to restore the land to its former principle use and Partech are helping with the discharge monitoring on site. You ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Scanning for Leaks & Sinkhole Detection in a Retention Pond - Case Study

    In January 2015, one of our clients used AGI tools and software for leak and sinkhole detection in the liner of a retention pond in Tennessee. Process Our client’s customer had a retention pond that was designed to hold liquid, but it was leaking through a hole in the liner. The client used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Resistivity applications

    Archaeological application • Detection of buried tomb. Mineralisation exploration • Determining the size of ore deposit; • Determining the developing direction of ore deposit; • Mapping the distribution of ...

  • Carbon Dating in Oxford

    Several members of our team visited the Archaeology Department (RLAHA) at the University of Oxford recently, to discover how some of our products were being used at the University. Interestingly, they were informed that our presses were part of the carbon dating process for bones. The Department receive bones that have been founnd by archeologists in excavations or sometimes by ...


    By Specac Limited

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