The Temple of Athena is one of the main sacred areas of the Greek-Roman settlement of Poseidonia-Paestum (southern Italy). Several archaeological excavations were carried out here between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Unfortunately, the locations of these excavations are only approximately known, as are the geomorphology and stratigraphy of the temple area. A multidisciplinary study, including stratigraphic, geomorphological, archaeological, and sedimentological investigations, remote sensing, and electromagnetic and geoelectrical tests, was therefore carried out, shedding new light on the geomorphology and stratigraphy of the SW and W temple sectors. The geophysical data obtained revealed anomalies in the subsoil that probably correspond to ancient structures and the cutting of the travertine deposits around the temple. The position and extension of the trenches of the early archaeological excavations were also established.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9080324|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000482981000029|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85070458539|
|Titolo:||A multidisciplinary approach to the study of the temple of athena in poseidonia-paestum (Southern Italy): New geomorphological, geophysical and archaeological data|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|