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CODE 106582
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
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

Aim of the course is providing 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 limits of application.

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;
  • know and properly use the specialized terms of the discipline

PREREQUISITES

none

TEACHING METHODS

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

Not attending students are kindly requested to contact the teacher in order to plan a detailed list of arguments to be discussed

Exercises include the use of specific software and campaign activities, and will be organized possibly in different rounds.

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.

Students with certified DSA, disabilities or other learning disorders are invited to contact the teacher and the School/Department's relevant officer at the beginning of the course, to agree on possible teaching arrangements that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

Considering also the numerous practical and computer exercises foreseen in the course, it is advisable to attend it assiduously.

Non-attending students can contact the teacher to agree on the detailed program to be presented

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

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The didactic activity will start on  October 2024
See detailed timetable at the following link:

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

 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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 for any update.

 

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.

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.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Constant and regular attendance at lessons is strongly recommended