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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, i. a. in:

2018

  • Hohenbusch (Erkelenz) Monastery (Rhineland)
  • Kornelimünster-Varnenum sanctuary (Rhineland)

2017

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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