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Water and the Urban Fabric: A study of towns and waterscapes in the Roman period in Britain
journal contributionposted on 2015-01-26, 15:51 authored by Adam Rogers
This paper highlights the ways in which components of waterscapes-rivers, lakes, pools, wetlands and waterfronts-formed elements of the urban fabric in the Roman period. Urban archaeology has focused mainly on features relating to land, while nautical archaeology, studying rivers, ports and harbours, trade and seafaring, reminds us of the importance of watery contexts. By examining waterscapes in the urban setting we can start to break down some of the traditional dichotomies in archaeology between land and water. Water could form an integral part of the lived environment and acquire cultural meanings that can be studied archaeologically.
CitationInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 2012, 41 (2), pp. 327-339
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LAW/School of Archaeology and Ancient History
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