Archeologia e Calcolatori, 28.2, 2017 – Knowledge, Analysis and Innovative Methods for the Study and the Dissemination of Ancient Urban Areas – Proceedings of the KAINUA 2017 International Conference in Honour of Professor Giuseppe Sassatelli’s 70th Birthday (Bologna, 18-21 April 2017)


Author: Simone Garagnans (edited by), Andrea Gaucci (Eds)
Year of printing: 2017
ISBN: 9788878147850
e-ISBN: 9788878147867


The Proceedings of the International Conference "KAINUA 2017. Knowledge, Analysis and Innovative Methods for the Study and the Dissemination of Ancient Urban Areas", edited by S. Garagnani and A. Gaucci, are published in the journal «Archeologia e Calcolatori», No. 28, volume 2. The Conference, in honor of Professor Giuseppe Sassatelli's 70th birthday, was held in Bologna at the Department of History, Culture and Civilization of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna in April 2017. More than fifty articles, divided into 6 sections (1. Ancient Cities: Past and Current Perspectives; 2. Kainua Project; 3. Etruscan Cities and their Landscapes: New Perspectives, Innovative Methods and Dissemination; 4. From the Ancient Cities to the Landscapes: Projects and Researches; 5. Starting and Ongoing Projects; 6. Methodologies, Applications and Integrated Solutions) address the theme of research on ancient cities and their territory based on the application of innovative methodologies. Particular attention was given to the results of the project on the Etruscan city of Marzabotto, the ancient Kainua, and to the projects involving the main Etruscan centers of ancient Italy, to which two specific sections were dedicated.

  • Simone Garagnani, Andrea Gaucci, Elisabetta Govi, Ancient reality and contemporary research. An introduction to the Conference KAINUA 2017 and its Proceedings


  • Mario Torelli, From ruins to reconstruction: past and present
  • Paola Moscati, Archaeological computing and ancient cities: insights from the repository of «Archeologia e Calcolatori»


  • Giovannangelo Camporeale†, Sulla genesi della città nell’Italia preromana. Economia, sociologia, urbanistica: il caso dell’insediamento dell’Accesa
  • Elisabetta Govi, Kainua-Marzabotto: the archaeological framework
  • Andrea Gaucci, Kainua Project: principles, theoretical framework and archaeological analysis
  • Giulia Morpurgo, Chiara Pizzirani, Chiara Mattioli, The craft settings in Kainua-Marzabotto: places and archaeological issues
  • Stefano Santocchini Gerg, Enrico Zampieri, Bojana Gruška, Giacomo Mancuso, Topographical survey and digital models
  • Simone Garagnani, Archaeological Building Information Modeling: beyond scalable representation of architecture and archaeology
  • Aurelio Muzzarelli, Malik Franzoia, The ancient Digital Terrain Model and the infrastructure of the Etruscan city of Kainua
  • Bojana Gruška, Giacomo Mancuso, Enrico Zampieri, Building materials and virtual models of the Etruscan city of Kainua
  • Giuseppe Sassatelli, Kainua Project Special Session: conclusioni


  • Carmine Pellegrino, Amedeo Rossi, Contemporary landscape and the archaeological record. An integrated approach to the study
    of the Etruscan-Samnite site of Pontecagnano (SA)
  • Maria Paola Baglione, Barbara Belelli Marchesini, Claudia Carlucci, Laura Maria Michetti, Pyrgi, harbour and sanctuary of Caere:
    landscape, urbanistic planning and architectural features
  • Giovanna Bagnasco Gianni, Matilde Marzullo, Andrea Garzulino, The last ten years of research at Tarquinia
  • Giuseppina Enrica Cinque, Henri Broise, Vincent Jolivet, Civita Musarna (VT), il suo territorio e la chora di Tarquinia in età ellenistica: uno spazio ritualmente suddiviso?
  • Patricia S. Lulof, Maarten H. Sepers, The Acquarossa Memory Project. Reconstructing an Etruscan town
  • Emanuele Taccola, Lisa Rosselli, Understanding Etruscan art and architecture through 3D modeling: the case of Volterra
  • Tommaso Quirino, Open architecture RDBMS and GIS as tools for analysing the Etruscan presence in the Po Plain: towards a model of the urban / non urban landscape


  • Frank Vermeulen, Scanning and visualization of Roman Adriatic townscapes
  • Alessandro Campedelli, Marco Dubbini, Martina Monica, Geo-archaeological study of the territory of Burnum’s Roman site
    (Croatia) through LANDSAT multi-temporal satellite images and high resolution GeoEye
  • Ilaria Rossetti, Reshaping the urban space: Bakchias in Ptolemaic and Roman times
  • Federica Boschi, Enrico Giorgi, Michele Silani, Reconstructing the ancient urban landscape in a long-lived city: the Asculum
    Project – combining research, territorial planning and preventative archaeology
  • Ferran Codina, Gabriel de Prado, Isis Ruiz, Albert Sierra, The Iberian town of Ullastret (Catalonia). An Iron Age urban
    agglomeration reconstructed virtually
  • Anna Chiara Fariselli, Federica Boschi, Michele Silani, Melania Marano, Tharros – Capo San Marco in the Phoenician and Punic Age.
    Geophysical investigations and virtual rebuilding
  • Simone Mantellini, A city and its landscape across time: Samarkand in the ancient Sogdiana (Uzbekistan)


  • Stefano Finocchi, Vincenzo Baldoni, Numana and its ancient territory: new data and research perspectives
  • Giuseppe Lepore, Enrico Giorgi, Vincenzo Baldoni, Federica Boschi ,Maria Concetta Parello, Maria Serena Rizzo, New methodologies
    to analyze and study the Hellenistic-Roman quarter in Agrigento
  • Michele Silani, Enrico Giorgi, Federica Boschi, Gabriele Bitelli, Alberta Martellone, Seeing into the past: integrating 3D documentation and non-invasive prospecting methods for the analysis, understanding and reconstruction of the ancient Pompeii. The case of the House of Obellio Firmo (IX, 14)
  • Isabel Escrivà, José J. Marín, Albert Ribera, Miquel Rosselló, Alfredo Santonja, Reconstructing the Late Antiquity Episcopal
    Complex of Valentia
  • Gervasio Illiano, Misenum: the harbour and the city. Landscapes in context
  • Valeria Poscetti, Saverio Giulio Malatesta, Virginia Cirilli, Francesco Lella, Vito Rondinelli, Salvatore Esposito, Marco Balsi, Preliminary results of the Castelmonardo Project


  • Maria Roussou, Francesco Ripanti, Katerina Servi, Engaging visitors of archaeological sites through “emotive” storytelling experiences: a pilot at the Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Marco Gaiani, Management and communication of archaeological artefacts and architectural heritage using digital IS. What today? What next?
  • Andrea D’Andrea, Angela Bosco, Marco Barbarino, A 3D environment to rebuild virtually the so-called Augusteum in Herculaneum
  • Giovanna Liberotti, Corrado Alvaro, Using laser scanner technology to analyse mud-brick architecture in the ancient Near East. The Palatial Complex of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey)
  • Moisés Hernández Cordero, Geomatics approach to surveys for Late Antiquity buildings. The Episcopal Palace in Side, Turkey
  • Filiberto Chiabrando, Giulia Sammartano, Antonia Spanò, Grazia Semeraro, Multi-temporal images and 3D dense models for archaeological site monitoring in Hierapolis of Phrygia (TR)
  • Elisabetta Donadio, Riccardo Mazza, Federico Barello, Multimedia digital solutions from image and range based models for ancient
    landscapes communication
  • Valeria Cera, Knowledge and valorization of historical sites through low-cost, gaming sensors and H-BIM models. The case study
    of Liternum
  • Alfonso Ippolito, Martina Attenni, Cristiana Bartolomei, Digital acquisition: reflections on data quality
    Aaron Pattee, Armin Volkmann, Matthias Untermann, Integrative GIS-based investigation of the medieval fortress architecture of Pfalz, incorporating photogrammetry, geoinformatics and landscape analysis
  • Jacopo Bonetto, Arturo Zara, The Nora Virtual Tour: an immersive visit in the ancient city
    Silvia Bernardoni, Marco Montanari, Raffaele Trojanis, Open History Map
  • Giovanni Azzena, Roberto Busonera, Chiara Perini, The future (?) of effective protection


  • Sara Loreto, Gropello Cairoli (PV): computer applications for historical-topographic synthesis
    Annachiara Penzo, Federica Proni, Antonio Gottarelli, The archaelogical settlement of Monte Bibele (Bologna)
  • Ilenia Gradante, Davide Tanasi, 3D digital technologies for architectural analysis. The case of the “Pagan Shrine” in the Catacombs of Santa Lucia (Siracusa, Sicily)
  • Francesco Gabellone, Ivan Ferrari, Reconstruction of Villino Florio’s wooden ceiling using 3D technologies
  • Francesco Gabellone, Ivan Ferrari, Francesco Giuri, Maria Chiffi, 3D technologies for a critical reading and philological presentation
    of ancient contexts
  • Antonio Pecci, Fabio Donnici, When there was no GIS system: rediscovering archaeological researches of the 19th century through
    the use of the drone. The case study of Mount Siri (Anzi, Basilicata)
  • Martijn van der Kaaij, Heron Visualisation Engine. Visualisation and dissemination of semantic cultural heritage data
    Tatiana Votroubeková, Etruscan rock-cut tombs with decorated façades. A 3D approach


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