Mobile gamma spectrometry was carried out across the site of Falerii Novi in the month of July. Using two, 20 litre NaI detectors a drive-over survey was conducted across the site to determine the spatial distribution of Cs-137, which is derived from nuclear weapons testing and accidents. When Ca-137 is deposited from the atmosphere, it binds strongly to clay minerals in the topsoils, hence mapping its distribution allows us to map the movement of topsoil across the site of Falerii Novi and to identify areas at risk from water and tillage erosion. In addition a higher resolution survey using detectors mounted close to the ground was carried out across the fields in the northern area of the site. This arrangement optimises the detection of natural geologically derived radionuclides that it is hoped may provide information about the buried archaeological remains.
Clima platform has been presented during the “Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment”, that has been held on March 20-23, 2017 in Cyprus. Project aims, methodologies and achievements have been illustrated during the session “Cultural Heritage & Geology”, chaired by C. Ioannidis.
During the Conference, also the fourth CLIMA internal meeting was held.
On 20-21 February 2017, Stefano de Angeli and Alessio di Iorio, representing CLIMA project participated at the JPI Cultural Heritage Research Parade. The event, hosted by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels, Belgium, was organized by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage, in order to put into perspective and present results of projects granted through the two joint calls. The Parade was aimed to put highlight research applied to Cultural Heritage, illustrating and exchanging most recent research results under the Joint Programming Initiative Cultural Heritage, and speaking about the future.
Here the program of the event on JPI website: https://heuright.eu/news/jpi-cultural-heritage-research-parade-20-21-february-2017-brussels/
photo credits JPI Parade Team
CLIMA project was invited to attend the workshop focusing on ‘Cultural Heritage, Disaster resilience and Climate change’ (http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=0AFB78EA-D0F2-C50B-CC7D053E985B0D5A). The contribution of EU Research and Innovation’ took place in Bruxelles with the participation of policy makers, civil society, researchers and innovators.
The Research and Innovation projects ongoing within the EU H2020 and JPI programmes, focusing on cultural heritage and disasters risk reduction and management, were presented within a dedicated workshop, in order to share the experience so far gained and to improve synergies and to identify space for future cooperation.
photo credits Edward Crabbe
Clima project has been presented during the "Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment", that has been held on April 4-8, 2016 in Cyprus. Project aims, methodologies and achievements have been illustrated during the session “Sensing the Past: Remote Monitoring for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage”, chaired by W. Rączkowski.
On 24th November 2015, in Stirling (UK), it has been helded the End Users workshop of the project “Cultural Landscape risk Identification, Management and Assessment” (CLIMA).
The End Users conference aimed at presenting the project to potential end-users, and to receive back guidelines and expert advices, in a way to improve the potentiality and the applicability of the project results. Continue reading End-User conference in Stirling (UK) for CLIMA project
Greek-Roman town founded at the end of 4th Century BC, situated on a small promontory on the southwest coast of the Cyprus island. A large area of the archaeological park is still not excavated with many buried structures. UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
Author: Tim Schnarr
Roman town founded in 241 BC at the ancient Via Amerina, on a flat area overlooking a deep gorge. The entire city walls is conserved. Within the urban area, today totally buried, is placed the twelfth-century Cistercian Church of St. Mary of Falleri. In the territory south of the town, several Roman rural Villas and many paved stretches of the Via Amerina, with tombs on the sides.
Photo Credits: Fabiana Battistin
Antonine Wall is the north western defensive frontier of the Roman empire, built following AD 140. The 60km long structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The turf built rampart and ditch structure itself survives as an upstanding monument across much of its length, but the site also includes buried forts, fortlets, marching camps and roadways, most unexcavated.