Historical earthquake events have been researched and described on the basis of diverse geological traces. In this two-day International Workshop, experts from the disciplines of Archaeology, Archaeoseismology, Archaeological restoration, as well as ancient and modern construction technology can engage in an interdisciplinary exchange on damage patterns in ancient buildings.
In several archaeological investigations, the findings point to corresponding changes in technology and architecture of rebuilt or newly constructed structures after seismic damage events.
Already in antiquity faults in construction were a driving force in technological progress. Learning from these mistakes also meant developing measures that offered some protection against seismic impacts. From this knowledge about the knowledge of antique builders, the respective construction and construction methods and the connections between the different construction methods and the respective constructive behavior in seismic events can be established.
At an archaeological site are the original wall facades, the collapse profiles and the cracks in the Building represent unique traces. The monuments have the traces of seismic effects of the ancient earthquake are preserved. In cases of comparable construction techniques, antique buildings show similar damage patterns as can occur in recent quakes.
The spectrum of seismic traces to be covered in the workshop covers the entire range of case studies. In connection with a global dynamic involvement, the workshop considers and discusses not only the natural but also the human-induced factors.