July 2004 - July 2007
Programme: “CULTURE 2000”
Title: Archaeological Landscapes In Europe
Lead Partner: English Heritage
Partners: Siena University, Foggia University , Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Agency. The project have also been joined by university authorities and organizations of the following countries: Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Austria, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Slovenia.
The Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG), English Heritage (Historic Building and Monuments Commission for England) and various European partners joining the program, intended to promote the use of aerial survey and exploration methods related to the documentation, interpretation and preservation archaeological landscape of Europe.
The project enabled the group of archaeological air research (AARG), the English Cultural Heritage Board (English Heritage) and all other partners who take part in this programme, to promote the use of aerial survey and explorative modes aiming to document, interpret and preserve the European archaeological landscape, in order to rebuild the location of ancient settlements and the old landscape of Salento, from ancient times to the present, with particular reference to the path that connected our city to its ancient port of St. Cataldo, leveraging aerial and terrestrial surveys, using GIS / GPS equipment and software.
This mapping, done with the innovative techniques described above,also enhanced to highlighting ancient settlements and ritual sites, landscapes and the ancient routes of communication.
This allowed to map and understand changes and evolution in our landscape over the millennia.