AncientCity: A new frontier in ancient Greek Urbanization through Geoinformatics

N. G. Papadopoulos, J. Donati, G. Cantoro, I. Moffat

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Abstract

AncientCity is a project consisting in the use of new perspectives in studying the ancient Greek urbanism through modern and advanced technological tools. The understanding, reconstruction and development of ancient Greek cities is approached through an integrated protocol composed of satellite/aerial remote sensing, multicomponent geophysical prospection and spatial analysis within a Geographical Information System platform. This approach involves the use of digital applications to detect patterns in the buried ancient built environment, the identification of surface and subsurface features through non-destructive archaeological fieldwork and the creation of digitized thematic plans of ancient Greek settlements. Five archaeological sites from two different greek geographical regions (central Greece and Peloponnese) were chosen to incorporate new urban models and recalibrate the traditional narratives about the development of the Greek city. The encouraging results of this integrated approach can be used as a prototype model for the employment of Geoinformatics in the historical and archaeological sciences within the subfield of Mediterranean archaeology and Greek Urbanization.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2015 - Chania, Greece
Duration: 5 Oct 20158 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference8th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2015
CountryGreece
CityChania
Period5/10/158/10/15

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