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Working Group 'ArchaeoGeophysics'

By now, methods of geophysical prospection have become a standard instrument for archaeological field research. For this reason, the Archaeological Institute of Cologne has established a corresponding focus of work. Geophysical prospections have systematically been integrated into research and teaching ever since. Also, a competence network for geophysical prospections, which also includes the Institute of Prehistory, has been set up in order to use the resources that are accessible in Cologne optimally:

  • Caesium-Magnetometer (Geometrics G858)
  • Electrical Resistance Measuring (Geoscan RM 15 & RM 85)
  • Georadar (GSSI SIR-3000)

The Institute has conducted numerous projects and cooperations, f. e. in:

2009

Amiternum, City (Italy)
Albano, Legionary Camp (Italy)
Minturnae, City (Italy)
Nettersheim, roman Vicus (Eifel)
Rome, Domus Aurea (Italy)
Steincheshof, Romans military camp(Niederrhein)
Schedia, harbour (Egypt)
Oase Siwa, settlement at Birket Zeytun (Egypt)

2010

Albano, Legionary Camp (Italy)
Amiternum, City (Italy)
Apollonia, City (Albania)
Dimal, City (Albania)
Nettersheim, roman Vicus (Eifel)
Steincheshof, Roman Military camp(Niederrhein)
Simitthus/Chimtou, City area and work camp (Tunesia)

2011

Albano, Legionary Camp (Italy)
Amiternum, City and Suburbium (Italy)
Vlatten (Eifel)
Dimal, City (Albania)
Ostia, sea villas (Italy)
Rome: Domus Aurea (Italy)
Rome, Villa dei Quintilii (Italy)
Segbachtal, Roman villas (Eifel)
Vetera/Xanten, Legionary Camp (Niederrhein)
Vlatten (Eifel)

2012

Alpen-Drüpt, Military camp and Vicus (Niederrhein)
Amiternum, City and Suburbium (Italy)
Chemtou / Simitthus, City (Tunesien)
Körrenzig, church
Morgantina and Agrigent, City area (Italy)
Nörvenich, Roman Vicus
Ostia, river harbor (Italy)
Saepinum (Italy)

2013

Alpen-Drüpt, Military camp and Vicus (Niederrhein)
Tel Shalem (Israel)
Amiternum, City and Suburbium (Italy)
Düren-Mariaweiler, Villa rustica (Rheinland)
Gellep, Roman settlement (Niederrhein)
Karthago, City (Tunesia)
Chemtou/Simitthus, City (Tunesia)
Albano, Legionary Camp (Italy)
Castelgandolfo, imperial Villa (Italy)
Weibern, roman Vicus? (Eifel)

2014

Trier, Suburbium
Alpen-Drüpt, Military camp and Vicus (Niederrhein)
Weibern, roman Vicus (Eifel)
Baiae – bathing complex (Italy)
Vibo Valentia - temple (Italy)
Selinunt – harbor area (Italy)
Romemerskirchen - Villa (Rhineland)
Willich - Villa (Niederrhein)

2015

Romemerskirchen, Villa (Rhineland)
Elusa, City (Israel)
Capri, Villa (Italy)
Ostia, Macellum (Italy)
Kalkar (Niederrhein)
Ahrweiler (Ahrtal)
Ostia, river harbor (Italy)
Dimal (Albania)
Pompeji, Forum (Italy)
Selinunt(Italy)
Ostia, Transtiberim (Italy)

2016

Elusa, City area (Israel)
Rommerskirchen, Villa (Rhineland)
Kornelimünster, Vicus (Rhineland)
Xanten, Insula 29
Sagalassos, rural survey (Türkei)
Xanten, City walls (Niederrhein)
Baiae, baths (Italy)
Ostia, Transtiberim (Italy)
Rome, Villa of Maxentius (Italy)

2017

Elusa, City area (Israel)
Keeken (Rhineland)
Kornelimünster, Vicus (Rhineland)
Xanten, Insula 29
Kreuzau (Rhineland)
Auer (Italy)

Room:

Basement Southern Wing Room 018

Contributors:

Michael Heinzelmann (Supervisor), Manuel Buess, Steffy Steidle, Manuela Broisch, Shabnam Moshfegh Nia, Matthias Nieberle, Janine Seidel, Christian Schöne, Alexander Recht, Arne Schröder