The Centro Studi Sotterranei, under the patronage of the Union Internationale de Spéléologie, the support of the Italian Speleological Society and in collaboration with the Hypogea Federation and UIS Artificial Cavities Commission and the Ligurian Speleological Delegation organize in Genoa (Italy) on 29 September / 1 October 2023 the 4th International Congress of Speleology in Artificial Cavities “Hypogea2023“
Artificial cavities are underground works of historical and anthropological interest, realised by man or adapted by him to his own needs. Where climatic conditions or historical events required it, and morphology and lithology were favourable, excavation or negative construction techniques were developed (by subtraction), which over time produced a large part of what we now call artificial cavities. These are underground structures, spread all over the world, diversified by age, excavation technique and destination, of which man is the speleo-genetic factor.
Topics of the thematic sessions
The proposed thematic sessions, the core of the congress, will welcome studies undertaken in the international field on:
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