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"New Technologies": Remote Sensing Tools And Techniques In Italian Underwater Archaeology

Author(s): Massimiliano Secci

Year: 2015

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Remote sensing techniques and tools are becoming central in Italian underwater archaeology. Government agencies, universities and research centers have been both applying remote sensing potentials to research and developing new tools and procedures. Many university’s fellowships around the country have been focusing on developing know-how in this field. Italian underwater archaeology remote sensing  is nowadays still in its infancy. Nonetheless, National and EU strategies and funding schemes as well as International developments are pushing for a continuous and possibly accentuated advancement of such tools and methodologies strongly affecting underwater archaeology in the Mediterranean. The present paper wishes to critically examine this situation and make suggestions on possible approaches. It sustains that current changes have great potential for improving understanding of the archaeological resource in the Mediterranean and that such improvement cannot be achieved without a rethinking of underwater archaeology and its relation with neighboring disciplines.


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"New Technologies": Remote Sensing Tools And Techniques In Italian Underwater Archaeology. Massimiliano Secci. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433999)


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min long: 6.624; min lat: 36.649 ; max long: 18.513; max lat: 47.095 ;

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PaperId(s): 307

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America