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Imaging Buried Archaeological Features through Ground Penetrating Radar: The Case of the Ancient Saepinum (Campobasso, Italy)

Department of Human, Social and Educational Science, University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Geosciences 2020, 10(6), 225; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10060225
Received: 25 May 2020 / Revised: 5 June 2020 / Accepted: 5 June 2020 / Published: 9 June 2020
The archaeological area of Saepinum is considered the symbol of the history of Roman civilization in Molise region (Italy). It was a Samnite commercial forum and service center, then it became a Roman municipium, and, later, it was transformed into a medieval and modern rural village. Although the archaeological excavations brought to light different important public buildings, such as the theater, the forum, the basilica, different temples, and the main streets, today, there is still much to discover and study inside the well-preserved city walls. For this purpose, a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey was realized in the space between the theater and the decumanus, allowing imaging of a complex regular pattern of archaeological features belonging to thermal buildings still buried in the soil. View Full-Text
Keywords: GPR; archaeological prospections; Saepinum; thermae GPR; archaeological prospections; Saepinum; thermae
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Cozzolino, M.; Gentile, V.; Giordano, C.; Mauriello, P. Imaging Buried Archaeological Features through Ground Penetrating Radar: The Case of the Ancient Saepinum (Campobasso, Italy). Geosciences 2020, 10, 225.

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