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Vallée des Merveilles : relevés topographiques et SIG archéologique

Abstract : The valley of Marvels is a wide archaeological site, located in the Mercantour National Park. It holds more than 40 000 protohistorical rock engravings and more recent testimonies of visits in this valley for a few centuries of modern history. Since the late 19th century, many archaeologists have studied this area, rich in figurative and abstract engravings. Very recently, measurements by GPS have permitted a full and accurate inventory of these rocks coordinates, for an improved study of the area. This surveying work has led to the development of a web GIS for the study of this legacy. Such a tool allows the analysis of spatial distribution of engraved rocks, in order to understand it at the scale of the whole area. Thus, the interpretation of this material can be improved for further research. French IGN, ENSG and the Lazaret laboratory have worked together for completing the inventory of this site, therefore extending the research led on the understanding of these engravings.
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Gabriel Vatin, Nicoletta Bianchi. Vallée des Merveilles : relevés topographiques et SIG archéologique. Revue XYZ, Association Française de Topographie, 2014, 138, pp.31-35. ⟨hal-00938871⟩



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