Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy)

Raffaele Martorana, Patrizia Capizzi, Raffaele Martorana, Salvatore Scudero, Antonino Pisciotta, Antonino D’Alessandro, Giovanni Di Stefano, Carla Bottari

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Abstract

Kamarina, located in southern Sicily (Italy), was an important Greek colony since its foundation in the sixth century BC. Archaeological excavations, carried out since the twentieth century, uncovered only limited portions of the site so far. Despite the importance of the Greek colony, the presence of remarkable buildings that archaeologists expected to bring to light has not found fully correspondence in the archaeological excavations. Consequently, the integrated geophysical prospection carried out in the study area is aimed to support and address the future archaeological investigations. After the photographic and thermographic survey obtained by an unmanned aerial vehicle, we performed a systematic survey through ground magnetic and GPR methods over an area of 6200 m2. The acquisition procedures have been optimized in order to get the best results combining high resolution and elevated speed of acquisition. The results derived from the three geophysical techniques have been conveniently combined by means of a cluster analysis, allowing us to clearly identify a series of buried archaeological features. Because of their geometrical characteristics, often in good agreement with the spatial arrangement of the archaeological remains at the surface, these buried archaeological features can be interpreted as roads, walls, or buildings foundations in which the various construction phases of the city can be clearly recognized. The integrated approach has proven to be essential for a robust interpretation of the archaeogeophysical investigation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1181-1200
Numero di pagine20
RivistaDefault journal
Volume39
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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Martorana, R., Capizzi, P., Martorana, R., Scudero, S., Pisciotta, A., D’Alessandro, A., ... Bottari, C. (2018). Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy). Default journal, 39, 1181-1200.

Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy). / Martorana, Raffaele; Capizzi, Patrizia; Martorana, Raffaele; Scudero, Salvatore; Pisciotta, Antonino; D’Alessandro, Antonino; Di Stefano, Giovanni; Bottari, Carla.

In: Default journal, Vol. 39, 2018, pag. 1181-1200.

Risultato della ricerca: Article

Martorana, R, Capizzi, P, Martorana, R, Scudero, S, Pisciotta, A, D’Alessandro, A, Di Stefano, G & Bottari, C 2018, 'Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy)', Default journal, vol. 39, pagg. 1181-1200.
Martorana R, Capizzi P, Martorana R, Scudero S, Pisciotta A, D’Alessandro A e altri. Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy). Default journal. 2018;39:1181-1200.
Martorana, Raffaele ; Capizzi, Patrizia ; Martorana, Raffaele ; Scudero, Salvatore ; Pisciotta, Antonino ; D’Alessandro, Antonino ; Di Stefano, Giovanni ; Bottari, Carla. / Integrated Geophysical Investigations at the Greek Kamarina Site (Southern Sicily, Italy). In: Default journal. 2018 ; Vol. 39. pagg. 1181-1200.
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