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Roman water: a geoarchaeological approach to studying the water supply of moderate Roman cities

Frank Vermeulen UGent (2009) ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE. 53(suppl. 1). p.111-130
abstract
In this paper I present several geoarchaeological case studies on the identification and stud), of water transport to small or medium sized Roman cities. The examples are all taken from (partly ongoing) fieldwork and from observations by an interdisciplinary team of geographers and archaeologists of Ghent University, operating in three areas of the ancient Roman world: Western Turkey, central Italy and central Portugal. The three cases display a wide array of field approaches where archaeologists and geomorphologists integrate their efforts and methods to find answers to a particular archaeological questionnaire. They demonstrate the need for collaborative efforts in the specific domain of water provisioning in the Roman world, where knowledge of the ancient landscape is as vital as a good understanding of ancient technology. it is also argued that many elements of the water supply to smaller Roman towns, by way of aqueducts, need not be monumental nor to consist of well preserved remains above surface level. In the past, research on such smaller scale infrastructures has often been neglected. A cleverly designed survey strategy and the application of a set of non-destructive field methods can be sufficient to obtain good results and even spectacular new insights on the presence of such ancient infrastructures in the Roman landscape.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Geoarchaeology, Roman, Urbanisation, Aqueducts, Field Survey
journal title
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE
Z. Geomorphol.
volume
53
issue
suppl. 1
pages
111 - 130
conference name
13th Belgium-France-Italy-Romania Geomorphological Meeting
conference location
Porto Heli, Greece
conference start
2008-06-18
conference end
2008-06-21
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000269099900008
JCR category
GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.61 (2009)
JCR rank
130/151 (2009)
JCR quartile
4 (2009)
ISSN
0372-8854
DOI
10.1127/0372-8854/2009/0053S1-0111
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
882372
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-882372
date created
2010-02-25 16:08:34
date last changed
2015-06-17 11:22:47
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  author       = {Vermeulen, Frank},
  issn         = {0372-8854},
  journal      = {ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE},
  keyword      = {Geoarchaeology,Roman,Urbanisation,Aqueducts,Field Survey},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Porto Heli, Greece},
  number       = {suppl. 1},
  pages        = {111--130},
  title        = {Roman water: a geoarchaeological approach to studying the water supply of moderate Roman cities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0372-8854/2009/0053S1-0111},
  volume       = {53},
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}

Chicago
Vermeulen, Frank. 2009. “Roman Water: a Geoarchaeological Approach to Studying the Water Supply of Moderate Roman Cities.” Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie 53 (suppl. 1): 111–130.
APA
Vermeulen, Frank. (2009). Roman water: a geoarchaeological approach to studying the water supply of moderate Roman cities. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE, 53(suppl. 1), 111–130. Presented at the 13th Belgium-France-Italy-Romania Geomorphological Meeting.
Vancouver
1.
Vermeulen F. Roman water: a geoarchaeological approach to studying the water supply of moderate Roman cities. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE. 2009;53(suppl. 1):111–30.
MLA
Vermeulen, Frank. “Roman Water: a Geoarchaeological Approach to Studying the Water Supply of Moderate Roman Cities.” ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE 53.suppl. 1 (2009): 111–130. Print.