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Fast geophysical prospecting applied to archaeology: results at «Villa ai Cavallacci» (Albano Laziale, Rome) site

By D. Bonini, P. Chiarucci, M. Marchetti, L. Cafarella and S. Urbini


The present essay is the result of a cooperative work between geophysicists and archaeologists in which the authors
 carried out an integrated geophysical prospecting in an archaeological site near Rome. This paper describes the
 methodology and the results of a geophysical survey carried out on Villa ai Cavallacci, an ancient roman building in
 Albano Laziale (Rome) discovered in the late seventies. It is often possible to obtain very important results planning
 a fast geophysical survey opportunely; within this framework (due to the fact that an archaeological excavation was
 planned in a short time), an integrated geophysical techniques survey (GPR, magnetic, and geoelectric tomography)
 has been carried out on the areas indicated by the archaeologists. Even if the described geophysical survey should be
 considered only a first step analysis, the data pointed out some very interesting features confirmed by the excavation

Topics: archaeology, integrated geophysical prospecting, GPR, geoelectric tomography, magnetic survey, Geophysics. Cosmic physics, QC801-809, Physics, QC1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Geophysics and Geomagnetism, DOAJ:Earth and Environmental Sciences, Meteorology. Climatology, QC851-999
Publisher: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.4401/ag-4430
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