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Nondestructive Testing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

A Practical Guide and New Perspectives

Authors: Leucci, Giovanni

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  • Offers a unique fusion of geophysics, archaeology and cultural heritage, making it of interest to a broad audience of students, scientists and professionals
  • Contains a wealth of unpublished data, examples and illustrations
  • Explains NTD methods in a simple and easy-to-follow way
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides a general introduction to the most important nondestructive testing (NDT) exploration methods for cultural heritage sites. It and highlights the application of NDT exploration methods to archaeology and monumental property. The ability to gauge the extent of an archaeological deposit or the state of preservation of artefacts without resorting to destructive actions is extremely useful in identifying unknown or potential artefacts, and can help to understand and approach a given site in a more targeted manner, both for excavation and restoration operations. This book describes the main physical principles, campaign procedures, and processing and interpretation techniques of NDT, while also introducing a new technique and algorithm for data acquisition and processing. A large section of the book is devoted to actual on-site applications, and focuses on significant historical-archaeological sites in Italy and Turkey. 
The book offers an essential reference guide for students and scientists in archaeology, geophysics, architecture, and the engineering disciplines, as well as specialists.

About the authors

Giovanni Leucci is a researcher at the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage - National Research Council (IBAM – CNR). He received a MS degree in Physics from the University of Salento and a PhD in Environmental Geophysics from the University of Messina. He has spent twenty years working on all aspects of exploration geophysics including field operations, data processing and interpretation, and research and development in non-destructive testing for cultural heritage. A former professor at the Faculty of Cultural Heritage, University of Salento, he has written more than 200 publications, many of which have appeared in international peer-reviewed, ISI-indexed journals. He has received many international best paper and poster awards including Journal of Geophysics and Engineering Best Paper Award (2014); Best Poster Award: IMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Lecce Italy October 23-25, 2017; 2018 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Science, Measurement & Technology as  recognition for the best research papers published during the last two years.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01899-3
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Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01898-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nondestructive Testing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide and New Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01899-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01899-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01898-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 241
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 183 illustrations in colour
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