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Tuesday, March 27 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Poster - Pursuing the Past: Geophysical prospection services in the Mediterranean

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The regular application of geophysical and topographical survey techniques to evaluate archaeological sites has been the most recent addition to landscape surveys in Italy carried out by a partnership between the British School at Rome (BSR) and the Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton (APSS), a unit within Southampton University.
The creation of a focused team based at the BSR providing a service of geophysical and topographical surveys, draws upon the specialised skills and expertise of experienced researchers. The service also benefits from the academic support and resources provided by the BSR and the University of Southampton.The initiative has been extremely successful since its inauguration in 2001 and has participated in a vast range of chronologically diverse projects, most notably, the Portus Project, as well as projects of Italian and foreign research institutions within Italy. The wide distribution of the geophysical work over much of Italy is testimony to the variety of the commissioning bodies which include Soprintendenza, Italian and foreign universities, Province, Regione and local Comune. More recently, the BSR and APSS have begun to extend the geographical spread of their surveys across the Mediterranean, with ongoing work commissioned by partners in Spain, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and Montenegro.The poster presents an overview of the research that has been undertaken, the results achieved, and the range of techniques that are used in the field.

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Sophie Hay

University of Southampton and The British School at Rome Twitter: @pompei79      

Alice James

British School at Rome

Tuesday March 27, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm BST
Building 65, South Corridor

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