Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets Beneath the Surface
The ancient city of Vulci, north of Rome, is now a vast archaeological site that remains little understood. A Bass Connections project has been revealing buried structures while showcasing the future of excavating the past. Instead of traditional methods, the project combines data from a range of noninvasive technologies-including rover-robots, magnetometry, ground-penetrating radar, drones, virtual reality and even a "smart trowel" equipped with multiple sensors. This approach creates a new model for studying and interpreting ancient cities.
This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center and Bass Connections. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1-hour parking vouchers to guests.