Good Practice in Archaeological Diagnostics

Non-invasive Survey of Complex Archaeological Sites

  • Cristina Corsi
  • Božidar Slapšak
  • Frank Vermeulen

Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Remote Sensing

  3. Geophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Bruce W. Bevan, Tatiana N. Smekalova
      Pages 133-152
    3. Alexandre Novo
      Pages 165-176
    4. Cornelius Meyer
      Pages 177-190
  4. Topographic and Geoarchaeological Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. John Bintliff
      Pages 193-207
    3. José-Ángel Martínez-del-Pozo, Victorino Mayoral-Herrera, Pedro Ortiz-Coder
      Pages 227-243
    4. Eric Fouache
      Pages 245-252
  5. Visualisation and Site Management

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Simon Keay
      Pages 331-338
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-347

About this book


This volume represents the most important “deliverable” of the European-funded project Radio-Past ( It is intended to disseminate the key results achieved in the form of methodological guidelines for the application of non-destructive approaches in order to understand, visualize and manage complex archaeological sites, in particular large multi-period settlements whose remains are still mostly buried. The authors were selected from among the project research “staff” but also from among leading international specialists who served as speakers at the two international events organized in the framework of the project (the Valle Giulia Colloquium of Rome – 2009 and the Colloquium of Ghent – 2013) and at the three Specialization Fora, the high formation training activities organized in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

As such, the book offers contributions on diverse aspects of the research process (data capture, data management, data elaboration, data visualization and site management), presenting the state of the art and drafting guidelines for good practice in each field.


Airborne Multispectral Techniques Airborne Remote Sensing Archaeological Diagnostics Digital Elevation Model GPR Geo-archaeological Survey LIDAR Archaeology Open Lab Ammaia Radio-Past Project

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Corsi
    • 1
  • Božidar Slapšak
    • 2
  • Frank Vermeulen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of HumanitiesUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Department of ArchaeologyUniversiteit GentGhentBelgium

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