The centenary of World War I triggered several and relevant studies in the fields of Conflict Archeology. The research scenario becomes even more challenging when the study site is located at high altitude in the Alps were past battles and also the modern research should face extreme conditions. A major research project was recently undertaken in the saddle between Mount Vioz and the Linke peak, in the Cevedale massif, where the progressive retreat of the Forni and of the Vedretta Rossa glaciers exposed barracks, tunnels, barbed wire, sledges, ammunitions and several other war remains. Geophysical imaging was the core of the project that was focused on a double objective: mapping possible WWI remains embedded in the ice and a obtaining some information on the glacier. Results from two different geophysical campaigns were encouraging as radar and seismic profiling provided detailed data about geometry and properties of the glacier as well as unexpected evidences of buried structures.

Geophysical imaging of the WWI archeological site of Linke peak (Forni Glacier, Italian Central Alps) / Francese, R.; Bondesan, A.; Giorgi, M.; Baroni, C.; Salvatore, M.C.; Picotti, S.; Nicolis, F.. - ELETTRONICO. - Tu 21 B12(2015), pp. 336-340. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface Geoscience 2015 tenutosi a ita nel 2015 [10.3997/2214-4609.201413731].

Geophysical imaging of the WWI archeological site of Linke peak (Forni Glacier, Italian Central Alps)

FRANCESE, Roberto;
2015

Abstract

The centenary of World War I triggered several and relevant studies in the fields of Conflict Archeology. The research scenario becomes even more challenging when the study site is located at high altitude in the Alps were past battles and also the modern research should face extreme conditions. A major research project was recently undertaken in the saddle between Mount Vioz and the Linke peak, in the Cevedale massif, where the progressive retreat of the Forni and of the Vedretta Rossa glaciers exposed barracks, tunnels, barbed wire, sledges, ammunitions and several other war remains. Geophysical imaging was the core of the project that was focused on a double objective: mapping possible WWI remains embedded in the ice and a obtaining some information on the glacier. Results from two different geophysical campaigns were encouraging as radar and seismic profiling provided detailed data about geometry and properties of the glacier as well as unexpected evidences of buried structures.
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Geophysical imaging of the WWI archeological site of Linke peak (Forni Glacier, Italian Central Alps) / Francese, R.; Bondesan, A.; Giorgi, M.; Baroni, C.; Salvatore, M.C.; Picotti, S.; Nicolis, F.. - ELETTRONICO. - Tu 21 B12(2015), pp. 336-340. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface Geoscience 2015 tenutosi a ita nel 2015 [10.3997/2214-4609.201413731].
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