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Sensing the Past

From artifact to historical site

  • Nicola Masini
  • Francesco Soldovieri
  • Surveys application of geotechnologies and sensing technologies to cultural heritage and monument conservation

  • Presents case studies carried out in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia

  • Overview of the state-of-the-art technologies applicable to cultural heritage management and sustainability


Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nicola Masini, Francesco Soldovieri
    Pages 1-19
  3. Remote Sensing and Geophysics Technologies: Data Analysis for Applications in the Field of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Nicola Masini, Rosa Lasaponara
      Pages 23-60
    3. Adrian S. Z. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Arlen F. Chase
      Pages 89-100
    4. Deodato Tapete, Francesca Cigna
      Pages 101-116
    5. Manuela Bonano, Mariarosaria Manzo, Francesco Casu, Michele Manunta, Riccardo Lanari
      Pages 117-134
    6. M. Fedi, F. Cella, G. Florio, M. La Manna, V. Paoletti
      Pages 203-230
  4. In Situ Noninvasive Technologies for Investigating Monuments and Artifacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Thomas Meier, Michael Auras, Moritz Fehr, Daniel Köhn, Luigia Cristiano, Robert Sobott et al.
      Pages 257-288
    3. Mara Camaiti, Marco Benvenuti, Pilario Costagliola, Francesco Di Benedetto, Sandro Moretti
      Pages 289-311
    4. Ilaria Catapano, Marcello Picollo, Kaori Fukunaga
      Pages 313-323
    5. Francesco Paolo Romano, Lighea Pappalardo, Giacomo Biondi, Claudia Caliri, Nicola Masini, Francesca Rizzo et al.
      Pages 325-336
  5. Information and Communications Technology and Sensing Technologies for Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. María Inmaculada Martínez-Garrido, Rafael Fort González
      Pages 339-353

About this book


This book provides a complete overview of novel and state of art sensing technologies and geotechnologies relevant to support management and conservation of CH sites, monuments and works of art. The book is organized in an introduction stating the motivations and presenting the overall content of the volume and four parts. The first part focuses on remote sensing and geophysics for the study of human past and cultural heritage at site scale and as element of the surrounding territory. The second part presents an overview of non invasive technologies for investigating monuments and works of art.  The third part presents the new opportunities of ICT for an improved and safe cultural heritage fruition, from the virtual and augmented reality of historical context to artifact tracking. Finally, the forth part presents a significant worldwide set of success cases of the exploitation of the integration of geotechnologies in archeology and architectural heritage management.

This book is of interest to researchers, experts of heritage science, archaeologists, students, conservators and other professionals of cultural heritage.


Building Conservation Cultural Heritage Technologies Ground-Penetrating Radar Heritage Site Conservation Ict Technologies Infrared Thermography Landscape Archaeology Lidar Archaeology Remote Sensing Site Restoration

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Masini
    • 1
  • Francesco Soldovieri
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR-IBAM Institute of Archaeological and Monumental HeritageTito ScaloItaly
  2. 2.Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (CNR-IREA)NapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sensing the Past
  • Book Subtitle From artifact to historical site
  • Editors Nicola Masini
    Francesco Soldovieri
  • Series Title Geotechnologies and the Environment
  • Series Abbreviated Title Geotechnologies,Environ.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-50516-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84417-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-50518-3
  • Series ISSN 2365-0575
  • Series E-ISSN 2365-0583
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 593
  • Number of Illustrations 63 b/w illustrations, 238 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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