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Multitemporal–Multispectral UAS Surveys for Archaeological Research: The Case Study of San Vincenzo Al Volturno (Molise, Italy)

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Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale (IMAA), National Research Council (CNR), C.da Santa Loja, 85050 Tito Scalo, Italy
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Department of Humanities, Univerity of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 292, 80132 Napoli, Italy
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Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale (ISPC), National Research Council (CNR), C.da Santa Loja, 85050 Tito Scalo, Italy
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Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2719; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142719
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 30 June 2021 / Accepted: 8 July 2021 / Published: 10 July 2021
Unmanned aerial vehicles are currently the most used solution for cultural heritage in the field of close range and low altitude acquisitions. This work shows data acquired by multitemporal and multispectral aerial surveys in the archaeological site of San Vincenzo al Volturno (Molise, Italy). The site is one of the most important medieval archaeological sites in the world. It is a monastic settlement that was particularly rich during the early Middle Ages, and is famous for its two full-frescoed crypts which represent a milestone in the history of medieval art. Thanks to the use of multispectral aerial photography at different times of the year, an area not accessible to archaeological excavation has been investigated. To avoid redundancy of information and reduce the number of data to be analysed, a method based on spectral and radiometric enhancement techniques combined with a selective principal component analysis was used for the identification of useful information. The combination of already published archaeological data and new remote sensing discoveries, has allowed to better define the situation of the abbey during the building phases of the 8th/9th century and 11th century, confirming and adding new data to the assumptions made by archaeologists. View Full-Text
Keywords: medieval archaeology; remote sensing; drones; multispectral analysis; multitemporal analysis; San Vincenzo al Volturno; Principal Component Analysis medieval archaeology; remote sensing; drones; multispectral analysis; multitemporal analysis; San Vincenzo al Volturno; Principal Component Analysis
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Abate, N.; Frisetti, A.; Marazzi, F.; Masini, N.; Lasaponara, R. Multitemporal–Multispectral UAS Surveys for Archaeological Research: The Case Study of San Vincenzo Al Volturno (Molise, Italy). Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 2719. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142719

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Abate N, Frisetti A, Marazzi F, Masini N, Lasaponara R. Multitemporal–Multispectral UAS Surveys for Archaeological Research: The Case Study of San Vincenzo Al Volturno (Molise, Italy). Remote Sensing. 2021; 13(14):2719. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142719

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Abate, Nicodemo, Alessia Frisetti, Federico Marazzi, Nicola Masini, and Rosa Lasaponara. 2021. "Multitemporal–Multispectral UAS Surveys for Archaeological Research: The Case Study of San Vincenzo Al Volturno (Molise, Italy)" Remote Sensing 13, no. 14: 2719. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142719

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