Italy, exceptional archaeological excavations carried out using drones

Italy, exceptional archaeological excavations carried out using drones. Amazing discoveries that see the involvement of excellence of our country.

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Before getting to the heart of the news, let’s specify the place where the investigations were carried out. We are located in the province of Oristano in the nuragic village of Bruncu ‘e S’Omu. According to what has emerged so far, the area is characterized by dense vegetation on all sides.

In the era of progress it is important to underline how much modern technologies are of fundamental importance for the discovery of new areas to explore or to go into the details of a discovery that is more difficult to analyze.

This is what happened in Sardinia. What are the main characteristics of this archaeological site? As mentioned before, not only a strong woody component, but we are also talking about a purely volcanic area.

Italy, through the use of drones, important archaeological research has been carried out in the province of Oristano. The details

It was thanks to the help of drones that it was possible to bring back some important archaeological structures which, from the ground, were difficult to find.

The LiDAR drone used, which is currently used by the CNR – Ispc research laboratory in Potenza. Thanks to this powerful tool, it was possible to carry out investigations on the nuragic site of Bruncu ‘e S’Omu.

The research was brilliantly carried out by institutes of excellence, all made in Italy: we remember, in fact, the University of Cagliari which has been working on the project since 2013 with the Municipality of Villa Verde.

From the analyzes carried out by the researchers, it emerged that this area was densely populated during the Bronze and Iron Ages. The site of Bruncu ‘e S’Omu – more precisely – is characterized by a village of huts.

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The collaboration between the University of Cagliari and the CNR-Ispc has proven to be valuable and a harbinger of great news – these are the words of the head of the excavations, Riccardo Cicilloni.

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