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An Integrated Approach for an Archaeological and Environmental Park in South-Eastern Turkey

Tilmen Höyük

  • Nicolò Marchetti
  • Giovanna Franco
  • Stefano Francesco Musso
  • Maria Benedetta Spadolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nicolò Marchetti, Stefano Francesco Musso
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Research Framework: The Archaeological Site, Its Landscape, a Vision

  4. Conservation and Accessibility: Planning, Designing, Acting

  5. Environmental Characterization of the Site

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Paola Rossi Pisa, Luca Berichillo, Marco Bittelli, Vincenzo Fortunati, Marco Vignudelli
      Pages 195-208
    3. Maria Speranza, Halil Çakan, Lucia Ferroni
      Pages 209-217

About this book


This book reports on a public archaeology project carried out at the ancient site of Tilmen Höyük in south-eastern Turkey. The project developed and applied new methodologies and advanced technologies for the planning, design, conservation and management of an archaeological park at a site of high cultural, environmental and touristic interest, representing a significant study case for other archaeological sites in the Mediterranean area and beyond. It highlights state-of-the-art techniques of remote sensing, both for archaeological surveying and for territorial and environmental analysis through the study of high-definition aerial photos and digital photogrammetry. It also takes into account the ecological and environmental characterization data elaborated by environmental and botanic experts, fundamental for the purposes of eco-sustainability and management of the site, through climate and ground measurements aiming at vegetation control and a management model for the archaeological site itself and its green areas of outstanding naturalistic interest. Further, the book comprehensively discusses the analysis of the state of preservation of the archaeological remains and their effective conservation based on a set of measures guided by the principles of minimum intervention, feasibility and low impact on the remains, the site and its landscape. Moreover, it presents novel devices and fixed structures aimed at protecting the fragile archaeological remains and allowing safe access to visitors to the newly created archaeological park. At the intersection of archaeology, architecture and natural sciences, this book appeals to researchers and specialists in archaeology, social sciences, environmental sciences, conservation, architecture and engineering disciplines.


archaeological sites conservation intervention GIS archaeological park remote monitoring eco-sustainability site management restoration techniques archaeological survey restoration of ancient structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolò Marchetti
    • 1
  • Giovanna Franco
    • 2
  • Stefano Francesco Musso
    • 3
  • Maria Benedetta Spadolini
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of History and CulturesAlma Mater Studiorum - University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Architecture and Design DepartmentUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Architecture and Design DepartmentUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly
  4. 4.Architecture and Design DepartmentUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

About the editors

Nicolò Marchetti is professor of archaeology and history of art of the ancient Near East at the University of Bologna, Italy. He directs excavation and conservation projects at Karkemish, Turkey and East Nineveh, Iraq.

Giovanna Franco is professor of technology of architecture at the University of Genoa, Italy.

Stefano Francesco Musso is professor of architectural restoration at the University of Genoa, Italy. He served as president of EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education) from 2010 to 2012.

Maria Benedetta Spadolini is professor of industrial design at the University of Genoa, Italy.

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