Geoelectrical study of archaeological structures in the Himera plane (North-western Sicily)

P. Cosentino, D. Luzio, E. Rotigliano


This paper presents the results obtained from a geoelectrical study carried out on the Himera plane for archaeological research. Both the tripotential method and the dipole-dipole profile method have been used on a 40 m ´ 40 m investigation area in order to obtain several resistivity maps. The latter show different geoelectrical anomalies, the shape of which allows us to interpret simple archaeological structures, consistent with current knowledge of ancient Himera sites. Furthermore, the study of the whole set of data in the resistivity domain has allowed us to infer some other characteristics from the subsequent geological process of alluvial covering of the site.


Geoelectrical prospecting;tripotential method;pseudo-section;archaeology

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X