LANDSCAPE SURVEY
   This is the archaeological approach to the study of the whole landscape, which moves beyond particularistic studies produced by excavation in cemeteries, settlements, and cities. By studying the whole surface of the landscape, wider spatial patterns of the layout of land use and settlement can be obtained, setting detailed excavations in a broader perspective. Early studies in South Etruria by the British School at Rome (the South Etruria survey) concentrated on roads and open fields. More recent work has attempted to compensate for the bias of visibility in different types of vegetation, particularly beyond the ploughed field. Significant examples of landscape survey in Etruria include not only the South Etruria survey, but also the Albegna Valley survey, the Cecina survey, the Tuscania survey, the Nepi survey, the Cerveteri regional survey, and the surveys by the University of Siena of various map sheets in southern Tuscany. Significant urban surveys have been undertaken of the cities of Vulci, Cerveteri, Tarquinia, Veii, and La Doganella. Landscape remote sensing techniques such as LIDAR have been employed in Tuscany by the University of Siena and in the Faliscan territory by the University of Cambridge.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Landscape archaeology — is a body of method and theory for the study of the material traces of past peoples within the context of their interactions in the wider (typically regional) social and natural environment they inhabited. The landscape may be large, such as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Survey — may refer to:Geography*Surveying, the technique and science of measuring positions and distances on Earth *Aerial survey, a method of collecting information using aerial photography *Cadastral survey, used to document land ownership, by the… …   Wikipedia

  • FIELD SURVEY —    See LANDSCAPE SURVEY …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • REGIONAL SURVEY —    See LANDSCAPE SURVEY …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Archaeological field survey — is the methodological process by which archaeologists (often landscape archaeologists) collect information about the location, distribution and organisation of past human cultures across a large area (e.g. typically in excess of one hectare, and… …   Wikipedia

  • GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY — Names The name Ereẓ Israel (the Land of Israel) designates the land which, according to the Bible was promised as an inheritance to the Israelite tribes. In the course of time it came to be regarded first by the Jews and then also by the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • garden and landscape design — Introduction       the development and decorative planting of gardens, yards, grounds, parks, and other types of areas. Gardening and landscape design is used to enhance the settings for buildings and public areas and in recreational areas and… …   Universalium

  • Ordnance Survey Ireland — (OSi; Irish: Suirbhéireacht Ordanáis Éireann) is the national mapping agency of the Republic of Ireland and, together with the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (O.S.N.I.), succeeded, after 1922, the Irish operations of the United Kingdom… …   Wikipedia

  • Historic American Buildings Survey — The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) are programs of the National Park Service established for the purpose of documenting historic places.… …   Wikipedia

  • Historic American Buildings Survey — Ein Team des HABS (linke Aufnahme von 1934) Poster des HAER (rechts) Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) und Histor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”