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Title: Reimagining roman ports and harbours: The port of Roman London and waterfront archaeology
Authors: Rogers, Adam
First Published: 14-Apr-2011
Publisher: Wiley for University of Oxford, Institute of Archaeology
Citation: Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 2011, 30 (2), pp. 207-225
Abstract: This paper explores some theoretically informed ways in which to use the rich evidence relating to ports, harbours and other waterfront installations in archaeology. It argues that studies of waterfront structures within the specialisms of nautical/maritime and wetland archaeology are extremely important in their own right, but they could also be used to explore broader issues connected with their use and context. These include the cultural and religious significance of water and its dangers, the symbolic significance of landscape change, the relationship between people and their environment and the negotiation of the land/water interface. Examining the evidence of the port of Roman London as a case study, this paper explores the archaeology in its local setting and addresses a number of subjects relating to both its temporal and spatial position. It focuses on the religious significance of water and the implications of altering waterscapes through artificial construction.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2011.00365.x
ISSN: 0262-5253
eISSN: 1468-0092
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: ROGERS, A. (2011), REIMAGINING ROMAN PORTS AND HARBOURS: THE PORT OF ROMAN LONDON AND WATERFRONT ARCHAEOLOGY. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 30: 207–225. , which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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