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The excavation trenches by the Department of History and Archaeology of the NKUA at the archaeological site of Plasi Marathon (Attica, Greece) have already revealed several architectural remains of the Classical period. A combined GPR and ERT survey was initiated in order to determine the existence and geometry of additional buried structures in the unexcavated parts of the site. The results of this geophysical survey will not only assist the archaeologist's planning for the next excavation steps, but will also provide valuable information for the density of habitation in the area, a significant factor for the understanding of the importance of ancient Marathon. Fifty-two GPR and eighteen ERT profiles were carried out in a selected area. After data processing, the obtained radargrams and resistivity tomograms are presented in the form of fence diagrams. Moreover, volume/depth slices have been extracted for specified depths from GPR and ERT in order to compare their results. Several identified geophysical anomalies can be interpreted as archaeological domestic remains, supporting a rather dense pattern of habitation, hence the archaeological significance of the site.

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2019-09-08
2020-03-29
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