Odysseus Unbound - The Search for Homer’s Ithaca

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Mar 31 2009

Geophysics in the Search for Homer’s Ithaca

Greg Hodges, Fugro Airborne Surveys; David Kilcoyne, Fugro-Aperio; Rod Eddies, Fugro-Aperio; John Underhill, University of Edinburgh

The Odysseus Unbound project includes analysis of the Paliki peninsula for supporting evidence that it was once the island of Ithaca, home of Odysseus. Geophysical surveys including airborne EM (magnetometry, conductivity and LIDAR), marine seismic surveys (sidescan sonar, multibeam and sub-bottom profiling) and ground-based techniques (resistivity, magnetometry, gravity and seismic refraction) are being used to read the geological history of this island over the last 3200 years.

This presentation was delivered as a Keynote Session for SAGEEP, the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, organised by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) at Fort Worth, Texas.

Click here for the conference paper (3 Mb PDF)