Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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GEORRADAR Y TOMOGRAFÍA ELÉCTRICA PARA LA CARACTERIZACIÓN DE UN YACIMIENTO ARQUEOLÓGICO MEDIEVAL (CONJUNTO ARQUEOLÓGICO CASTILLO DE LA ESTRELLA, MONTIEL)
José Luis Sánchez, David Gallego, Jesús Molero, Jesús Sánchez, Óscar Merlo

Last modified: 21-09-2016

Abstract


This paper presents the results of recent geophisycal prospection in Castle of La Estrella (Montiel, Spain). This is one of the most important archaeological medieval sites located in Castilla-La Mancha. The fortress was built between 10th and 11th centuries like an Islamic hisn. Later it becomes into an encomienda of Order of Santiago in 13th century. The western area of the fortress was explored in order to investigate the identification of buried structures associated to the Homage Tower, and the existence of the historical access called “Puerta del Patio”. The methods used were electric resistivity tomography (ERT) 2D-3D and electromagnetic prospection (ground penetrating radar-GPR). An archaeological excavation was subsequently carried out in this area to verify the validity of the geophisycal exploration results.

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