Non intrusive methodologies

Non-Intrusive methodologies for large area urban research

Rome Transformed two-day conference

(1st – 2nd of July 2021)

How can we undertake multidisciplinary research in large, archaeologically complex and intensely urbanised settings in an effective way? How can we successfully manage the acquisition, processing, and integration of BIG data derived from multiple research methodologies? Finally, how can we offer the scientific community a transparent, open access and multivocal process of data discussion and interpretation on urban scale projects?

Started in October 2019, the ERC-funded Rome Transformed project aims at understanding the transformation of South Eastern Rome in 1-8 centuries CE. The project develops multidisciplinary research on a scale and complexity never attempted before on ancient and early medieval Rome, bringing together data derived from the recording (3D scanning, SFM, photogrammetry) and the archaeological reassessment of historical excavations, archival research, geophysical survey (single and multi-antenna GPR, ERT) and borehole analysis, covering a surface of 69 hectares.

This conference aims to review these methods and their results as part of an inter-disciplinary debate on approaches to non-intrusive methodologies, to studying and safeguarding the historic environment, to advancing research into urban development, and to blending and integrating different streams of data as part of large area projects. . Accordingly, the conference brings together colleagues working on an array of innovative projects around the world to explore both the strengths and challenges involved in different approaches.

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