“Archeologia dei paesaggi urbani in Asia Minore tra tardo ellenismo ed età bizantina. Approcci multidisciplinari allo studio di Hierapolis di Frigia”. (PRIN 2015)

The main objective of the project, coordinated by the University of Salento, is to contribute to the study of the complexity of the urban phenomenon in the Hellenistic and Roman world, focusing attention on the transformations of urban landscapes and the cultural dynamics underlying the development of local identities.

The research objectives of the Politecnico di Torino unit were directed towards evaluating and investigating the effectiveness of the rapid 3D mapping methods applied to the archaeological site, also highlighting their flexibility and usability to different scales of ancient contexts, while evaluating the geometric and radiometric contents of precise 3D modeling obtained.

The research was able to base the approaches on a twenty-year collaboration with the Italian archaeological mission (MAIER); in recent years, UAV photogrammetry applied to all contexts has been primarily investigated, from large architectural complexes to stratigraphic contexts, mobile mapping systems based on spherical photogrammetry and scanning systems based on SLAM technology. The great potential of multi-image matching techniques as well as laser scanning, has led to the possibility of evaluating and sharing detailed multi-temporal 3D models with scholars of other archaeological disciplines, articulated according to the temporal progress of excavations and anastylosis and reconstructions on site. matching multimmagine così come quelle laser scanning, ha condotto a poter valutare e condividere con gli studiosi delle altre discipline archeologiche modelli 3D dettagliati multi-temporali, articolati secondo il procedere temporale degli scavi e delle anastilosi e ricostruzioni in sito.