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Urban Investigations in the Heart of Rome: The Rome Transformed Project

Stephen Kay, Ian Haynes, Paolo Liverani, Salvatore Piro, Elena Pomar et Gianfranco Morelli
p. 79-81

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– Investigating the archaeology of Rome between first and eight centuries using non-invasive techniques.

– Methodology combining structural analysis, laser scanning, geophysical prospection, drone photography, photogrammetry and environmental coring.

– Application of GPR and ERT across 68 hectares in a modern urban environment.

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Keywords:

Rome, GPR, ERT, cores, urban
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‘Rome Transformed’ is a five-year ERC funded research project that began in 2019 with the aim of developing an understanding of Rome and its place in cultural change across the Mediterranean world by mapping political, military and religious changes to the eastern Caelian from the first to eight centuries (see Haynes et al., 2020 for a description of the project). The project has brought together a team of specialists in non-invasive methodologies for the investigation of a complex modern urban environment. Beginning with extensive archival and bibliographic research, the project is conducting detailed structural analysis of all the standing monuments in the area. This includes structures such as the Aurelian Walls, the Claudio-Neronian aqueduct and the Sessorian Palace complex.

A central component of these investigations is the high-resolution geophysical prospection of the study area which covers around 13.7 km2 in central Rome (Fig. 1). The use of these non-invasive methodologies ...

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Stephen Kay, Ian Haynes, Paolo Liverani, Salvatore Piro, Elena Pomar et Gianfranco Morelli, « Urban Investigations in the Heart of Rome: The Rome Transformed Project »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 79-81.

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Stephen Kay, Ian Haynes, Paolo Liverani, Salvatore Piro, Elena Pomar et Gianfranco Morelli, « Urban Investigations in the Heart of Rome: The Rome Transformed Project »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8653 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8653

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Auteurs

Stephen Kay

Corresponding author, British School at Rome

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Ian Haynes

Newcastle University

Paolo Liverani

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Salvatore Piro

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Elena Pomar

British School at Rome

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Gianfranco Morelli

GeoStudi Astier S.r.L

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Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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