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Articles | Volume XLII-5/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 219–226, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-219-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 219–226, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-219-2017

  15 May 2017

15 May 2017

FROM EXCAVATIONS TO WEB: A GIS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

M. G. D'Urso1, E. Corsi1, S. Nemeti2, and M. Germani3 M. G. D'Urso et al.
  • 1DICeM, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Via G. Di Biasio, 43 03043 Cassino (Frosinone), Italy
  • 2Departamentul de Istorie Antică şi Arheologie, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu,1 400084 Romania
  • 3Director Museum Khaled Asaad Aquino (Frosinone), Italy, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Keywords: Excavation, GIS intra-site, archaeological dig, photogrammetric reconstruction, stratigraphical unit, documentation

Abstract. The study and the protection of Cultural Heritage in recent years have undergone a revolution about the search tools and the reference disciplines. The technological approach to the problem of the collection, organization and publication of archaeological data using GIS software has completely changed the essence of the traditional methods of investigation, paving the way to the development of several application areas, up to the Cultural Resource Management. A relatively recent specific sector of development for archaeological GIS development sector is dedicated to the intra - site analyses aimed to recording, processing and display information obtained during the excavations. The case - study of the archaeological site located in the south - east of San Pietro Vetere plateau in Aquino, in the Southern Lazio, is concerned with the illustration of a procedure describing the complete digital workflow relative to an intra-site analysis of an archaeological dig. The GIS project implementation and its publication on the web, thanks to several softwares, particularly the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) Quantum - GIS, are an opportunity to reflect on the strengths and the critical nature of this particular application of the GIS technology. For future developments in research it is of fundamental importance the identification of a digital protocol for processing of excavations (from the acquisition, cataloguing, up data insertion), also on account of a possible future Open Project on medieval Aquino.