A network of systems and standardised procedures for drawing up and handling archaeological data: this is our aim! The city will be our geographical area of work.
Archaeologists, geologists and mathematicians will combine their expertise to study predictive calculation instruments applied to the archaeological potential of an urban area and to create a product which will contribute to the protection, research and governance of the city and of its underground archaeological heritage.
Our challenges are:
To create the first Italian open digital archaeological archive and make all public data relating to the archaeological investigations accessible. We are convinced that ensuring access and sharing historical heritage is the most effective means for developing a truly free and democratic knowledge-based society.
To use the web’s wide-ranging potential as a means for communicating project work progress and results, and as a research tool.
To train new professional figures with inter-disciplinary skills who will be able to liaise transversally with the scientific community and civil society.
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Our project is divided into many inter-linked “work packages (WPs)”. Their gradual implementation can be viewed here:
- A deep exchange of views and ideas during the first month has led to a preliminary definition of the parameters that determine the archaeological potential of an urban area.
- Geo-morphological and sedimentological investigations have commenced, as well as the collection of archaeological documentation available in various archives and the creation of the database necessary for filing the documentation.