Journal article

"There's more than meets the eye": Developing an integrated archaeological approach to reconstruct human-environment dynamics in the Pontine marshes (Lazio, Central Italy)

Gijs Tol, Tymon de Haas, Jan Sevink, Mans Schepers, Burkart Ullrich, Wieke de Neef

GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

In this article, we present the results of a pilot study that adopts an interdisciplinary off-site approach combining detailed surface survey, remote sensing analyses, geophysical prospections, geoarchaeological investigations and palaeoenvironmental analyses to investigate long-term human-environment interactions in the Pontine plain (Lazio, Central Italy). Focusing on a small study area just north of the ancient Roman way station of Ad Medias, in the middle of this former wetland, the developed integrated approach turned out to be very much successful, providing additional information on (a) the interpretation of the surface record in light of landscape and environmental dynamics, (b) the ..

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