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Searching for the History of the Ancient Basilicata: Archaeogeophysics Applied to the Roman Site of Forentum

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Tomogea srl, C.da Fontanelle, 85052 Marsico Nuovo (PZ), Italy
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Hydrogeosite Laboratory, CNR-IMAA, C.da Fontanelle, 85052 Marsico Nuovo (PZ), Italy
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Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio della Basilicata, Via dell’Elettronica 7, 85100 Potenza, Italy
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Nostoi srl, Via Dante, 134, 85024 Lavello (PZ), Italy
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Heritage 2019, 2(2), 1097-1116; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020072
Received: 21 February 2019 / Revised: 26 March 2019 / Accepted: 4 April 2019 / Published: 9 April 2019
This paper describes the results obtained using an archaeogeophysical-based approach for discovering new Roman structures belonging to the ancient settlement of Forentum, currently identifiable by a well-preserved sanctuary from the third century BC. The investigated area has been affected by invasive anthropic activities that have partially damaged the Roman structures. Extensive geophysical measurements, including detailed ground-penetrating radar investigations supported by magnetometric data, have allowed for the identification of an impressive complex of structures composed of various buildings. Magnetometric and electromagnetic anomalies suggest the existence of an “urban” dimension close to the Gravetta Sanctuary, totally unearthed and unknown until now, organized into regular patterns in a similar way to the most famous site in the vicinity of Bantia, or the famous Apulian archaeological sites of Ordona and Arpi. View Full-Text
Keywords: geoarcheology; archaeogeophysics; Daunian and Samnitic settlement; Roman age; ground penetrating radar; gradiometric magnetometry geoarcheology; archaeogeophysics; Daunian and Samnitic settlement; Roman age; ground penetrating radar; gradiometric magnetometry
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Capozzoli, L.; Mutino, S.; Liseno, M.G.; De Martino, G. Searching for the History of the Ancient Basilicata: Archaeogeophysics Applied to the Roman Site of Forentum. Heritage 2019, 2, 1097-1116. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020072

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Capozzoli L, Mutino S, Liseno MG, De Martino G. Searching for the History of the Ancient Basilicata: Archaeogeophysics Applied to the Roman Site of Forentum. Heritage. 2019; 2(2):1097-1116. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020072

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Capozzoli, Luigi; Mutino, Sabrina; Liseno, Maria G.; De Martino, Gregory. 2019. "Searching for the History of the Ancient Basilicata: Archaeogeophysics Applied to the Roman Site of Forentum" Heritage 2, no. 2: 1097-1116. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020072

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