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GEOPHYSICS APPLIED TO ARCHEOLOGY (L

CODE 106582
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11265 ARCHEOLOGIE: PROFESSIONE E SAPERI (ARCHEOPES)(LM-2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/11
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The aim of the course is to give a deep insight of the main methods of applied geophysics for the archeological prospection

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the use of applied geophysics methodologies in the archaeological field, in the context of basic and professional research. The different techniques and methodological approaches presented are discussed, highlighting their potential and application limits.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance and participation in the training activities provided will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge of the methods of Applied Geophysics necessary for the geophysical archaeological prospection.

    Specifically, the student will be able to:

     

    • know and describe the main techniques of Geophysics applied to archeology;
    • select the correct study methods to solve specific problems;
    • interpret the results of the measurements and represent them in qualitative and quantitative terms;

    PREREQUISITES

    none

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures and exercises. As there are learning tests, attendance at lectures and exercises is strongly recommended.

    Students who attend classes in presence are considered to be attending.
    The teacher, at the specific request of each student, allows remote use of the lessons via the Teams platform; in this case, however, the students will be considered not attending.

    The laboratory exercises will be organized if possible in presence, possibly with more shifts.

    All the activities in the presence will be carried out in compliance with the capacity limits of the classrooms / laboratories and the spacing, provided for by the current legislation following the COVID19 emergency.

    Lectures in the classroom are also delivered through multimedia presentations.All the slides used during the lessons, the handouts used and other teaching material will be available on AulaWeb at the end of each cycle of lessons.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course program includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics
    • Introduction to the analysis of geophysical signals
    • Methods of potential (magnetic and gravimetric)
    • Geoelectric methods
    • Low frequency electromagnetic methods: conductivity meters.
    • High frequency electromagnetic methods: georadar
    • Modeling and inversion of geophysical signals
    
     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Recommended reference texts:
    • John M. Reynolds, An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, Wiley.
    • G. Leucci, Geofisica applicata all’archeologia e ai beni monumentali, Dario Flaccovio Editore.
    • J. Gather, C. Gaffney, Revealing the buried past. Geophysics for archaeologists, Stroud.
    • Clark, Seeing beneath the soil. Prospecting methods in archaeology, London.
    • Giannino Fabio. Metodi elettromagnetici in geofisica applicata, Dario Flaccovio Editore
    • Corrao Mauro, Coco Giuseppe. Geofisica applicata, Dario Flaccovio Editore.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    EGIDIO ARMADILLO (President)

    FABIO CARATORI TONTINI

    MASSIMO VERDOYA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The didactic activity will start on September 19th.
    See detailed timetable at the following link:

    https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

    
     

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral test, consisting of the presentation of a topic chosen by the student and the answer to questions posed by the teacher on topics covered during the course.
    There will be 3 exam sessions in the winter session (January-February) and 3 exam sessions in the summer session (June, July, September).
    Please refer to the AulaWeb specific teaching request for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of in-depth study required for each topic will be provided during the lessons.
    Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of in-depth study required for each topic will be provided during the lessons.
    The oral exam will focus on the topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess whether the student has achieved an adequate level of theoretical knowledge. The actual acquisition of knowledge of the investigation methods and the ability to apply them to concrete cases will be verified. The ability to present the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will also be assessed.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Constant and regular attendance at lessons is strongly recommended