How could Archeo-Geophysics help garbage disposal? A fortuitous discovery in Central Italy

Submitted: 20 April 2012
Accepted: 6 August 2012
Published: 8 August 2012
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We present a non-destructive geophysical technique (Ground Penetrating Radar) as a suitable method for both the detection of buried archeological structures, as is already known, and as an aid to local administrators in the planning of potential waste management sites (e.g., landfills or incinerators). This can prevent the potential destruction of important archeological sites. The discovery of a subsurface archeological target a few dozen kilometers northeast of Rome, near the proposed site for the construction of a waste-to-energy incinerator, should cause local administrations to reconsider their plans for construction at this site.

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Barone, P. M., Ferrara, C., & Pettinelli, E. (2012). How could Archeo-Geophysics help garbage disposal? A fortuitous discovery in Central Italy. Antiqua, 2(1), e3. https://doi.org/10.4081/antiqua.2012.e3