Federica Boschi  | (Dir.)

Looking to the Future, Caring for the Past. Preventive Archaeology in Theory and Practice.

  • Édition :

    Bononia University Press (BUP - Università di Bologna)

  • Numéro ISBN13/EAN : 9788869231735
  • Prix : 45 €
  • Nombre de pages : 320
  • Dimensions : 21cm x 29,7cm
  • Poids : 0 gr.

Avec la contribution de Michel DABAS, membre de l’AOrOc


Looking to the Future, Caring for the Past is a collection of papers presented at the 2013 and 2014 Summer Schools Preventive Archaeology : evaluating sites and landscapes coordinated within the Erasmus Intensive Programme by the Department of History and Cultures of the University of Bologna. Bringing together the experience of great experts and young researchers from different countries, the book paints an informed picture on Preventative Archaeology, focusing on the role of non-invasive techniques in evaluating the nature and potential of archaeological deposits prior to potentially damaging changes or development, and so properly informing the planning process and individual project designs. The topic at issue is being discussed carrying out a general survey of the current situation across Europe, comparing the differing conditions in terms of rules and regulations, methods and traditions, and analysing the possibilities and limitations of non-invasive methods for the needs of archaeological impact assessment. The volume also sought to identify the kinds of benefits that could be gained through the development and application of an approach based on multiple techniques and methodological integration, so as to define good practice both for research and for teaching within this field of studies.


Preface, Giuseppe Sassatelli.
Preface, César Parcero-Oubiña.
Section 1

  • “Preventive Archaeology” : the role of diagnostics
    Non-destructive field evaluation in Preventive Archaeology. Looking at the current situationin Europe, Federica Boschi.
  • Towards mapping the archaeological continuum. New perspectives and current limitations in Planning-Led-Archaeology in Italy, Stefano Campana.
  • Change is good : Adapting strategies for archaeological prospection in a rapidly changing technological world, James Bonsall, Chris Gaffney.
  • Preventive Archaeology in France and the contribution of extensive geophysics :
    from ARP® to web-GIS, Michel Dabas.
  • The shovel can wait. Good practice in archaeological diagnostics, Cristina Corsi.
    Section 2
  • Cases of studies between research, teaching, management and prevention
    Reading ancient cities. The contribution of the non-invasive technique, Federica Boschi.
  • City Archaeology in the Adriatic area : the cases of Burnum in Dalmatia and of Suasa
    and Ascoli in the Marche region, Enrico Giorgi.
  • An Urban Archaeology project in Senigallia, Giuseppe Lepore.
  • Aerial survey in an Italian landscape : from archaeological site-detection and monitoring to prevention and management, Frank Vermeulen.
  • Less is more ? A manifesto for targeted, problem-oriented research for Classical
    Archaeology students, Tesse D. Stek.
  • Aerial Archaeology and ancient landscapes. Combining traditional methods and advanced technologies. PRONAO (PROject New Atlas of Ancient Ostia) : a case study, Giuseppe Ceraudo.
  • Preventive Archaeology and Geophysics in Near and Middle East : Past, present and perspectives, Christophe Benech.
  • Archaeological evaluation between research, landscape-management and prevention.
    A case study in Italy, Michele Silani, Federica Boschi.
  • Cityscapes without figures : Geophysics, computing and the future of urban studies
    Chris Gaffney, Vince Gaffney, Wolfgang Neubauer, Eugene Ch’ng, Helen Goodchild,
    Phil Murgatroyd, Gareth Sears, Branko Kirigin, Ante Milosevič, Roger White.
    Section 3
  • Methods and techniques.
  • An introduction to satellite remote sensing in archaeology : state of the art, methods,
    and applications, Giuseppe Scardozzi.
  • GPR surveys in Archaeology and additional interpretational methods
    Mercedes Solla, Alexandre Novo, Henrique Lorenzo, Xavier Núñez-Nieto.
  • An evolution on GPR surveys of large archaeological sites
    Alexandre Novo, Mercedes Solla, Henrique Lorenzo.
  • Strategies for using magnetic susceptibility to reconstruct ancient landscapes on a large scale :
    A case study from Persepolis (Central Fars, Iran)
    Sébastien Gondet, Julien Thiesson.
    Section 4
  • The Summer School on the field.
  • Studying an ancient settlement with non-invasive techniques. Integrated aerial and
    geophysical surveys at Civitalba (Marche)
    Federica Boschi, James Bonsall, Roberto Carluccio, Gianluca Catanzariti, Michel Dabas, Darja Grosman, Giuseppe Lepore, Gianfranco Morelli, Iacopo Nicolosi, Ilaria Venanzoni.
    The Authors