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Archaeological survey and the city

Author: Paul Johnson; Martin Millett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, Oakville. 2013 ;
Series: University of Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology monographs, 2
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In the past 30 years archaeological field survey has become central to the practise of Classical Archaeology. During this time, approaches have developed from the systematic collection of artefacts  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson; Martin Millett
ISBN: 9781842175095 1842175092
OCLC Number: 876695801
Description: VIII, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Contributors1. Introduction (Paul Johnson and Martin Millett)Approaches and Methods2. Conceptualising Townscapes: Perceptions of Urbanism and their Influence on Archaeological Survey Strategies (Paul Johnson)3. Understanding Roman Towns in Italy: Reflections on the Role of Geophysical Survey (Martin Millett)4. Rethinking the Spectrum- The Digital (R)Evolution in Archaeological Aerial Reconnaissance (Geert J. Verhoeven )Surface Collection5. Collecting Cities: some Problems and Prospects (Todd Whitelaw)6. Re-Evaluating a Forgotten Town using Intra-Site Surveys and the GIS Analysis of Surface Ceramics: Philosophianis-Sofiana (Sicily) in the Longue Duree (Emanuelle Vaccaro)7. Tinkering with Urban Survey Data. How Many Sagalassos-es do we Have? (Jeroen Poblome, Rinse Willet, Nalan Firat, Femke Martens and Philip Bes)Integrating Geophysics8. Amara West: Remote Ssensing at a Pharaonic Town in Northern Sudan (Neal Spencer and Sophie Hay)9. Long-term Integrated Archaeological Prospection at the Roman Town of Carnuntum/Austria (Wolfgang Neubauer, Michael Doneus, Immo Trinks, Geert Verhoeven, Alois Hinterleitner, Sirri Seren, Klaus Loecker)10. Integrating Aerial Photography, Historical Cartography, Archaeological Excavations and Geophysical Survey on the Roman Colony of Mariana (Corsica, France) (Cristina Corsi)11. Fluxgate Gradiometer and GPR Survey to Locate and Characterize the Perimeter, Early Imperial Centre and Street Network of the Roman Town Mariana (Corsica) (Lieven Verdonck)12. Surveying the Townscape of Roman Trea (Picenum) (Frank Vermeulen, Bozidar Slapsak and Dimitrij Mlekuz)13. Geophysical Survey of the City of Gabii, Italy (Stephen Kay)14. Challenges of Port Landscapes. Integrating Geophysics, Open Area Excavation and Computer Graphic Visualisation at Portus and the Isola Sacra (Simon Keay, Graeme Earl, Gareth Beale, Nathan Davis, Jessica Ogden and Kristian Strutt, with Fabrizio Felici, Martin Millett, Stephen Kay and Roberta Cascino)
Series Title: University of Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology monographs, 2
Responsibility: edited by Paul Johnson and Martin Millett.


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This useful collection of papers describes some of the more technically demanding programmes of urban-orientated landscape survey currently being undertaken by Classical archaeologists. -- Landscape Read more...

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