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Archaeological Survey

  • Italy
  • The Marches
  • Provincia di Ancona
  • Ostra Vetere

Summary

  • Project of landscape archaeology carried out by the University of Bologna in the northern Marche region, across the valleys of the Rivers Cesano, Nevola and Misa, mainly focused on the systematic employment of non-invasive techniques of investigation and mapping for evaluating the buried archaeological asset. Aimed at improving the general knowledge of the topography of proto-urban and urban settlements and deepening our overall understanding of the processes of early urbanization in this part of the Marche region. The research strategy adopted is based on the integrated use of a wide range of information sources, as well as a variety of non-destructive technologies and field techniques.

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Other Comments

  • Research Focus (fill in one or more) Landscape Archaeology Non-destructive methods for archaeological mapping Archaeological Evaluation Remote sensing techniques
  • - Discovering and mapping the buried archaeological record. - Contributing to the understanding of the ancient landscape in the territory under analysis. - Improving the general knowledge of the topography of proto-urban and urban settlements and deepening the overall understanding of the processes of early urbanization in this part of the Marche region.

Team

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  • University of Bologna (Department of History and Cultures), Centro Studi per l’Archeologia dell’Adriatico, Consorzio Città Romana di Suasa

Research Institution

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  • : University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures

FOLD&R

    • Federica Boschi (University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures). 2018. Filling in the gaps: half-hidden pre-Roman settlements in the northern Marche (Italy). FOLD&R Archaeological Survey: 9.
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