The lines of research followed by the Institute, to which the activities of the researchers in its various offices are dedicated, may be summarised in the following macro-ambits:
instruments, methodologies and techniques for the understanding, protection and fruition of settlements and landscapes (archaeological cartography, interpretation and reconstruction of ancient landscapes through historic photographs, satellite imagery, use of GIS and Web-GIS platforms for the management of data).
processes of study, analysis and interpretation of artefacts, images and contexts. Archaeology of production, archaeology of consumption, cognitive archaeology.
approaches to study, diagnostic techniques and instrumentation, seen as preparations and preconditions to successive steps which should determine critical decisions with regard to restoration, degradation and collapse, and in general to the broad discourse of ‘conservation science’.
instruments and methodologies for a new perception and experience of archaeological and monumental heritage, using the most up-to-date techniques of digitization, virtual reconstruction, enhanced reality, computer animation, immersive photography etc.