A computerized architectural and topographical survey of ancient Corinth

David Gilman Romano, Benjamin C. Schoenbrun

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Abstract

Modem computer technology is rapidly changing the way in which large-scale architectural and topographical survey projects are being carried out. The Corinth Computer Project in Greece is making a survey of all of the above-ground archaeological evidence for the successive Greek and Roman cities. An electronic total station,” in conjunction with PC based computers and commercially-availahle architectural drafting, civil engineering, and survey software, is being used to map more than 30 sq km of the ancient city and its environs. Information from topographical maps, air photographs, excavation drawings, and photographs, all carefully calibrated and scaled, is being integrated into the computerized map. The evidence of ancient roadways, monuments, and structures is being combined with the physical evidence of ancient agricultural land division in order to create a detailed map of the ancient city and neighboring territory. The methodology that is being utilized at Corinth could be employed at other archaeological sites to provide assistance in furthering the study of ancient cities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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