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The Caerleon Canabae: Excavations in the Civil Settlement, 1984-90 Edith Evans

The Caerleon Canabae: Excavations in the Civil Settlement, 1984-90

Edith Evans

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780907764250
Paperback
537 pages
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Although Caerleon is now a subsidiary town of Newport, Isca, as it was then known, was the permanent base of the Second Augustan Legion for over 200 years. This substantial volume concentrates on the area around Mill Street which originally wasMoreAlthough Caerleon is now a subsidiary town of Newport, Isca, as it was then known, was the permanent base of the Second Augustan Legion for over 200 years. This substantial volume concentrates on the area around Mill Street which originally was thought to lie outside the area of Roman activity. However, the excavators located a network of roads onto which fronted 22 buildings. The archaeological remains and the enormous number of artefacts are described in detail and illustrated with numerous photographs, plans and figures. Evans explores the relationship between the Roman fortress and this civilian settlement and adds a new perspective to our view of the Roman community.