Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-7
Hamed Niroumand1,2*, Juan Antonio Barcelo2 and Maryam Saaly3
1 Department of Urban Planning, [email protected]
2 Quantitative Archaeology Lab, [email protected]
3 Department of Civil Engineering, [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Urban Planning,
Many archeologists have carried out many excavations to investigate many archeological sites in various parts of the world. The current paper is aimed at investigating the role of archeology on earth buildings and earth architecture in the world. The current study provides a review of many archaeological studies in collaboration with analyses of the construction techniques applied in various archaeological sites. In fact, in order to draw a conclusion regarding to the role of archeology on earth architecture, diverse investigations which have studied into archeological and structural aspects of vernacular buildings have been presented. Many of these researches put emphasis on archeological aspects of various sites, but none concentrated on the role of archeological sites on earth buildings. According to different investigations, results signify that utilization of the past construction methods applied in construction of ancient vernacular buildings can be developed, and utilized in modern structures. Also, archeologists deemed that further devastating effects such as humid and rain should be considered in order to hamper the deconstruction of vernacular buildings. Prospects for further developments of earth architecture are so bright if engineers augment the quality of earthen materials, and earth construction techniques using the methods which are founded on ancient methods.
Keywords: Archeology, Earth Building, Earth Architecture
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