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Hyperspectral MIVIS data to investigate the Lilybaeum (Marsala) Archaeological Park
Author(s): P. Merola; A. Allegrini; S. Bajocco
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Paper Abstract

In the last 20 years air photograph and remote sensing, both from airplane and satellite, allowed to gain, from the analysis of the superficial land unit characteristics, useful information for the location of buried archaeological structures. For this kind of investigation, hyperspectral MIVIS (Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Spectrometer) data revealed to be very useful, for example, since 1994, for the purpose CNR-LARA research project, many archaeological studies have been supported by MIVIS data on several italian archaeological sites: Selinunte, Arpi (Foggia), Villa Adriana (Tivoli) and Marsala. Marsala town, the ancient Lilybaeum, lies on the western coastline of Sicily, at about 30 km south of Trapani. Founded by the Phoenicians, it intensely lived during the Punic, Roman, Arab and Norman periods, whose dominations left many important remains. This archaeological area was investigated by means of several techniques, such as excavations, topographic studies based on airborne campaigns, etc. On this site the main archaeological information were provided by the analysis of the VIS-NIR spectral bands and by Thermal Capacity image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5983, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V, 59830W (31 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627629
Show Author Affiliations
P. Merola, CNR Atmospheric Pollution Institute (Italy)
A. Allegrini, CNR Atmospheric Pollution Institute (Italy)
S. Bajocco, CNR Atmospheric Pollution Institute (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5983:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V
Manfred Ehlers; Ulrich Michel, Editor(s)

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