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 (please note, the doors will open at 10.30, please don’t try to get in earlier, as we will be setting up the room).
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.
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Edith Evans, ‘Water transport in Wales and the Roman army’
13.45-14.30 Birgitta Hoffmann, The Saxon Shore – protecting the land or protecting the supply lines?
14.30- 15.00 Coffee
15.00-16.30 D.Woolliscroft, New evidence from the Roman Gask Frontier (harbours will appear).
16.30-17.00 Conclusions and Farewell
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017 Time: 10.30-17.00
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