Biography of the guest editor
Salvatore Piro received his degree in physics (geophysics) from “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy) in 1979. Between 1981 and 1984 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (CNR-National Research Council – Italy), where he developed the acquisition, elaboration and interpretation techniques for archaeological prospection employing magnetic, geoelectric and ground-penetrating radar methods. Between 1984 and 1995 he was confirmed as researcher and from 1995 until now he has been the Senior Scientist in the same institute. Between 2002 and present he has been Professor of Geophysics for Archaeology at “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy). His research interests include the acquisition and processing of integrated geophysical methods for near surface investigations. He is a member of the SEG, EAGE, Near Surface Geophysics, EGU, EEGS and ISAP societies. He is an Associate Editor of the journals Near Surface Geophysics and Archaeological Prospection.