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Understanding subterranean grain storage heritage in the Mediterranean region: The Valencian silos (Spain)

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dc.contributor.author Valls Ayuso, Ana es_ES
dc.contributor.author García García, Francisco es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ramírez Blanco, Manuel Jesús es_ES
dc.contributor.author Benlloch Marco, Javier es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-03T15:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-03T15:25:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08
dc.identifier.issn 0886-7798
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/58504
dc.description.abstract Underground space has widely been used through history, provided either by natural or by dug cavities that were used as storage for farming production. In particular, cereals has constantly been present in the Mediterranean cultures. Their preservation was crucial in the Mediterranean grain trade for local and urban growth. The main goal of this multidisciplinary study is to analyse the typological and architectural characteristics of underground Mediterranean granary structures. It also discusses the excavation process for building a silo, focusing in a study of the Valencian silos at the Spanish Mediterraean shore. The Valencian silo-yard was essential for the socio-economic city development in the 16th century. this is the first research performed on this subterranean ensemble, by searching through historical documents and using a non-destructive technique (NDT) as Ground Penetrating Radar (SIR-3000, GSI) with 100 MHZ and 400 MHZ antennae. The composition soil was obtained for hydrogeological characteristics by goetechnical tests. Besides, laser scanner and GPS surveys were carried out for mapping the silo-yard in detail. Since the Valencian silos are a relevant example of subterranean engineering storage, we were able to carry out a comparative study of significant Mediterranean silos (from Algeria, Italy, Jordan, Malta and Turkey) by reviewing documentation. As a result, these underground spaces share numerous features, as type of terrain, excavation process, geographic location, morphology, dimensions, sealing system, usage, etc. These similar features illustrate that a subterranean grain storage stereotype is present in the Mediterranean región heritage. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank Valencia and Burjassot city councils for letting us carry out this research of the Valencian silos, as well as to the Historical Archive of Valencia for the attention and helpful suggestions. We would like to show our gratitude to the people who have collaborated with diverse information, as the author Mr. Miret and the manager of Events & Customer Care in Malta Tourism Authority, Mr. Morana. Also we would like to express our appreciation to the Valencian Government, which through a pre-doctoral grant has funded this research (ACIF/2011/032). en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation Valencian Government, which through a pre-doctoral grant has funded this research (ACIF/2011/032) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Subterranean grain storage es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean silo features es_ES
dc.subject Underground architecture es_ES
dc.subject Ground penetrating radar es_ES
dc.subject 3D laser scanner model es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA CARTOGRAFICA, GEODESIA Y FOTOGRAMETRIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification CONSTRUCCIONES ARQUITECTONICAS es_ES
dc.title Understanding subterranean grain storage heritage in the Mediterranean region: The Valencian silos (Spain) es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.tust.2015.07.003
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas - Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Cartográfica Geodesia y Fotogrametría - Departament d'Enginyeria Cartogràfica, Geodèsia i Fotogrametria es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Valls Ayuso, A.; García García, F.; Ramírez Blanco, MJ.; Benlloch Marco, J. (2015). Understanding subterranean grain storage heritage in the Mediterranean region: The Valencian silos (Spain). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 50:178-188. doi:10.1016/j.tust.2015.07.003 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2015.07.003 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 178 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 188 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 50 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 292154 es_ES


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