Roman Britain online

Reports focusing on Romano-British archaeology can be found online. See below for details:

Roman Settlements

Author: Pete Wilson

Publisher: English Heritage

Date: 2011

Introduction: This broad category covers all types of Roman-period civilian settlements from isolated farmsteads to the largest Roman cities, taking in civilian settlements associated with military establishments. The latter are broadly divided into two groups: canabae associated with fortresses (for example York north-east of the River Ouse), and vici associated with forts, such as Housesteads (Northumberland). In the Roman period there may similarly have been accepted legal distinctions between these, and inscriptional and other evidence points to vicani, at least, having a recognised legal status and could collectively raise money, administer funds and hold land…

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Richborough Environs Project, Kent (survey report)

Author: Fiona Small

Publisher: English Heritage

Date: 2002

Introduction: This survey was carried out as part of a multi-disciplinary research project on the Roman fort initiated by the former English Heritage Centre for Archaeology (CfA), Portsmouth.

The aim of the project was to ‘establish the extent, morphology and complexity of the settlement in the area under active ploughing between the Saxon Shore fort and the amphitheatre’ (Wilmott et al 2001). The combined results of the aerial survey, the geophysical surveys and small scale excavations undertaken by the CfA in 2001 are being used to improve the interpretation, management and presentation of the site.

The aerial photographic interpretation was carried out by the former English Heritage Aerial Survey section, Swindon. All work was carried out by Fiona Small, Investigator, Aerial Survey between 18th February and 31st May 2002.

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