Crisis Areas Archaeological Database (CAAD): lo sviluppo di un WebGIS per il monitoraggio in tempo reale del patrimonio archeologico nelle aree di crisi del Vicino e Medio Oriente.

Francesca Cioè, Marzia Merlonghi


The current political instability in Near East is at the heart of complex issues of management and protection of local archaeological heritage. In fact, the loss of cultural heritage is a real prospect and, as archaeologist, we are at a crossroads for the future of our discipline. Rethinking the role of Near Eastern Archaeology means broadening knowledge of causes and consequences of heritage damage, but a coherent report using data collected on field is still missing. In this view, the Crisis Areas Archaeological Database (CAAD) aims to create a WebGIS platform, for collecting data relating archaeological heritage in Near Eastern crisis areas and monitoring its status in real time.

The data collected will be accessible through a dynamic, searchable and interactive on line geographical database, which, if properly consulted, will allow access to several information. The goal of the project is the creation of a WebGIS available and updatable by all the scholars who, in their work, come across damage to the archaeological heritage of the area and in all the Near East.

Parole chiave

webgis; gis; patrimonio archeologico; vicino oriente; tutela;

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