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Recent work on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon

Guest, Peter and Young, Timothy 2017. Recent work on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon. In: 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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Abstract

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: 14 Jul 2017 10:22
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/102273

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