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Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets Beneath the Surface

Smart Archaeology poster
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Maurizio Forte, David Zielenski, Michael Zavlanos, Todd Berreth, Tyler Johnson, Katherine McCusker, Antonio LoPiano, Achilles Dabrowski, Anna Gotskind, Himanshu Jain, Aaron Paskin, Alex Xu, Gary Zheng, Olivia Zitkus
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Wednesdays at the Center

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.