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Recent work on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon

Guest, Peter ORCID: and Young, Timothy 2017. Recent work on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon. Hodgson, Nick, Bidwell, Paul and Schachtmann, Judith, eds. Roman Frontier Studies 2009. Proceedings of the XXI International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies (Limes Congress) held at Newcastle upon Tyne in August 2009., Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 85-96.

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Extensive geophysical surveys examining the remaining open areas overlying Isca have revealed a great deal of new information about the layout of the legionary fortress at Caerleon. Obtaining a more detailed and reliable plan of the Second Augustan Legion’s base and the civilian canabae around it is an essential part of understanding Isca, and about 15% of the internal area of the fortress was surveyed in 2006 and 2007. Eight barrack blocks, three military granaries and a horreum-style courtyard store building have been located in the dextral side of the praetentura, while a previously unknown monumental complex of buildings around a central courtyard, probably a fabrica or workshop, together with the ends of at least five barrack blocks, were discovered in the dextral part of the retentura.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Publisher: Archaeopress
ISBN: 9781784915902
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:31

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