Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Section
 
Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Section

Αpplied and pure research
in the area of remote sensing
in archaeological research

 

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Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Section
 
Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Section

Αpplied and pure research
in the area of remote sensing
in archaeological research

 

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Archaeology & Cultural Heritage section (ARCH)
 
Archaeology & Cultural Heritage section (ARCH)

The Lab is member of the
ERATOSTHENIS Research Centre

 

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Overview

Cultural Heritage (CH) sector is facing a wealth of challenges, including the decreased of public budgets, urbanization, globalization and technological changes

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Cultural Heritage (CH) sector is facing a wealth of challenges, including the decreased of public budgets, urbanization, globalization and technological changes. Within this context, CH also needs to improved its’ methodologies in order to understand better our past. Remote Sensing (RS) offers new perspectives in the archaeological research. RS is a non-destructive and non-contact technique that may be used as part of an investigation of an archaeological or historical site prior to any excavation or other intervention commences. At a micro-scale, geophysical surveys can provide valuable information for underground monuments, while at a macro-scale, aerial photography, multispectral / hyperspectral and radar satellite images can locate traces of previously anthropogenic residues.

The Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (ARCH) section of the Lab is devoted in a multidisciplinary research towards documenting, understanding and analyzing in micro and macro scale, sites of Cultural Heritage with an ultimate scope their digitization, understanding and consequently preservation.

  • 2D/3D documentation of cultural heritage assets, expanding from movable objects, but mainly focusing on ancient structures, archaeological excavations and landscapes
  • Archaeological prospection based on Remote Sensing and non destructive techniques.
  • Monitoring and mapping of archaeolandscapes
  • Spatial analysis and GIS management
  • Multi-temporal analysis of landscapes
  • Heritage site analysis
  • Aerial archaeology
  • Architectural analysis of standing antiquities
  • Distant observation, monitoring and analysis of cultural heritage sites
  • Other