Examples of application of electrical tomographies and radar profiling to cultural heritage

F. Cammarano, B. Di Fiore, P. Mauriello, D. Patella


We present the results of an integrated application of the self-potential and resistivity methods to the recognition of buried remains in the archaeological site of Sumhuram (Khor-Rouri, Oman), and of the self-potential, resistivity and radar methods to the assessment of the state of conservation of the Aksum obelisk (Rome, Italy). A tomographic approach based on the concept of anomaly source occurrence probability was used for the analysis of the self-potential and resistivity data. Tomographic imaging provided reliable space patterns of the most probable specific target boundaries and notably improved the information quality of each single geophysical method.


applied geophysics;cultural heritage;electrical tomography;radar profiling

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3631
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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X