Decifrare e cartografare le tracce del paesaggio antico nel Carso triestino
The extensive analysis of remote-sensed data (among which ALS-derived images) and fieldwork carried out in the Trieste Karst (Northeastern Italy) have shed light on archaeological landscapes largely unknown until recent years. The chronological definition of this complex palimpsest was based on the collection of findings associated to the archeological evidence, shape and orientation of detected structures and stratigraphic relations among features. This allowed to evaluate the interplay between archaeological and geo-morphological landforms through time and to reconstruct some long-term economic strategies pursued by past communities. As a result, we present a map of the easternmost sector of the Trieste area, next to the border between Italy and Slovenia, approximately corresponding to the area of the map Carta Tecnica Regionale “Grozzana”. The map aims at providing a tool for the protection of the cultural and environmental heritage, land use planning and touristic valorisation of the area.
Keywords: ALS • Archaeological landscape • Northeastern Italy • Trieste Karst • Surface survey