Rivers, Harbours and the Roman Army
How was the Roman army using rivers for their own needs? Especially, what do harbours look like in the vicinity of Roman forts.
- How common are permanent harbour installations such as stone or wooden quays or breakwaters?
- What is the evidence for ship sheds or shipyards close to Roman sites?
- How do you recognise a chandler’s shop in the archaeological material?
- Should we be looking for nothing more sophisticated than a sandy bend in the river that might allow small river boats to be run ashore at night?
- How common are riverside warehouses? How do you differentiate between civilian and military use in harbour facilities?
10.30 Arrival and Registration
10.50 – 11.15 Introduction: Harbours and Warfare
11.15-11.45 B. Hoffmann, The Legions and their harbours. A look at the Rhine and beyond
11.45-12.30 Kaia Stemberger, Harbours and the Army on the Danube and Northern Italy (TBC)
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 David Woolliscroft (Roman Gask Project), Harbours and Military Supply on the Gask Ridge and other Northern Frontiers
13.45-14.30 Edith Evans, ‘Water transport in Wales and the Roman army’
14.30- 15.00 Coffee
15.00-15.45 Birgitta Hoffmann, The Saxon Shore – protecting the land or protecting the supply lines?
16.45-16.30 Paul Gorton, What survives? The case for the continued use of harbours and contacts of Sub-Roman Britain with the Continent (TBC)
16.30-17.00 Conclusions and Farewell
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017 Time: 10.30-17.00
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