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Engendering Roman Military Spaces

"This archive comprises the dataset that was developed from the published excavation reports of the five forts used in the Engendering Roman Military Spaces project and the interactive maps that were generated from this dataset to analyse the distribution of activities within these forts, and to identify the people who carried out those activities.The project comprises data from the printed publications of five early imperial forts in the German provinces - Vetera I1 , Rottweil2 , Oberstimm3 , Hesselbach4 and Ellingen5 . Vetera I was a double legionary fortress in the lower Rhine region, founded by Augustus c. 9 BC and abandoned during revolutionary upheavals c. 70 AD. The forts studied at Rottweil on the Neckar near the upper Rhine consist of Fort I, a legionary fortress dated to c. 75 AD which followed three earlier Vespasianic auxiliary forts, and Fort II, a smaller double cohort fort which replaced Fort I in 85 AD. Fort II was abandoned c. 110-120 AD. The fort at Oberstimm, in the upper Danube, was occupied between 40 AD and 120 AD. That at Hesselbach, between the Neckar and Main and dating to the 2nd century, is included in this study as a control. The auxiliary fort at Ellingen, also in the upper Danube region, was occupied from c. 120 AD until probably the end of the 2nd century. Thus, these forts form a sample of types of military forts in the Roman provinces during the early empire."

Author(s):  Allison, Penelope M
Format:  Website
Date:  2008
Source:  Archaeology Data Service