La necrópolis del Monte de Santa Mariña revisitadaaportaciones del Lidar aéreo para la cartografía megalítica de Galicia

  1. Miguel Carrero-Pazos 1
  2. Benito Vilas Estévez 1
  3. Emiliana Romaní Fariña 1
  4. Antón Abel Rodríguez Casal 1
  1. 1 Departamento de Historia I. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Gallaecia: revista de arqueoloxía e antigüidade

ISSN: 0211-8653

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 33

Pages: 39-57

Type: Article

More publications in: Gallaecia: revista de arqueoloxía e antigüidade


Over the last decade, the aerial Lidar has been constituted as one of the most interesting tools for the archaeological survey, because it allows, among other things, to analyze the field in detail, specially obviating the vegetation. Thus, we propose an example of the possibilities that Lidar technology could provide in the case of Megalithic culture. Furthermore, we have chosen the megalithic necropolis of Monte de Santa Mariña (Lugo, Galicia), which had some thirty-four monuments officially cataloged. Consequently, before starting the archaeological survey we have planned a methodology based on Lidar data. In fact, thanks to the study of different types of visual analysis proposed by some authors, we were able to identify correctly the whole of all the monuments and even find a new one.

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