This study describes two geophysical surveys to detect archaeological remains in urban sites prior to excavation. The two cases have led to some criteria, from engineering and economic viewpoints, regarding the choice of the best methodologies and survey scheduling for geophysical investigations.

The study considers geophysical surveys in urban environments of the northern Italian cities of Vicenza and Turin in which archaeological remains were suspected.

The Turin survey covered 60 × 75 m presently used as a car park. Barracks in the area were destroyed during World War II. The geophysical investigation was to assess the presence of buried rooms...

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