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airborne LiDAR

LiDAR surveys have been generally achieved by aircraft or helicopter. Among main advantage ought to be pointed out the acquisition of large coverage generally for broad purposes and available for free.

Main disadvantages from the perspective of archaeological needs are: high costs, limited flexibility within flight planning and limited ground resolution.

Around the Rusellae sample area have been collected about 500 km2 LiDAR data from within a plan driven by the Italian Environmental Ministry. Data processing and archaeological interpretation allowed to identify some archaeological evidences but unfortunately very limited ground resolution don’t allow to get any further info about under-canopy archaeology.