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H 245 x W 174 mm

168 pages

55 figures, 2 tables (colour throughout)

Published Nov 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803276625

Digital: 9781803276632

DOI 10.32028/9781803276625

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Roman Archaeology; Roman Frontiers; Lower Danube Frontier; Moesia Inferior; Scythia Minor; Landscape Archaeology; Late Antiquity

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The Roman Lower Danube Frontier

Innovations in Theory and Practice

Edited by Emily Hanscam, John Karavas

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Over the past few decades, there has been a significant amount of research on the Roman Lower Danube frontier by international teams focusing on individual forts or broader landscape survey work; collectively, this volume represents the best of this collaboration with the aim of elevating the Lower Danube within broader Roman frontier scholarship.



Preface: Researching the Romans on the Roman Lower Danube: Challenges and Opportunities – Ioana A. Oltean

Introduction: The Lower Danube Limes: Recentring a Roman Frontier Province – John Karavas and Emily Hanscam

Modelling Forts and Landscapes in Scythia Minor – Nathaniel Durant

Roman Camps in the Lower Danube: From Remote Sensing to Provincial Contexts – Ovidiu Țentea and Florian Matei-Popescu

Roads and the Roman Landscape in Moesia Inferior – Adriana Panaite

Sanctified by the Blood of Martyrs: The Creation of New Sacred Loci in Scythia Minor During the Early Christian Period (4th Century AD) – Patrick Lowinger

Ratiaria: The Focal Point in the Western Part of Lower Danube Frontier – Zdravko Dimitrov

Reflections on the Importance of Studies on the Lower Danubian LimesPiotr Dyczek

About the Author

Emily Hanscam is a Researcher in Archaeology at Linnaeus University, Sweden, associated with the UNESCO Chair for Heritage Futures, the LNU Centre for Concurrences and LNU Digital Transformations. She earned a PhD in Archaeology from Durham University (2019), researching Roman frontiers, archaeology and nationalism in East-Central Europe. She was previously a Lecturer in Archaeology for the University of Amsterdam and Project Manager for Archaeology at Halmyris, an international volunteer excavation project in Romania. She is co-editor of Digging Politics: The ancient past and contested present in East-Central Europe (De Gruyter, 2023).

John Karavas is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Durham (PhD in Ancient History, 2001). His main areas of interest lie in the fields of Hellenistic and Roman History, Greek and Roman provincial archaeology (with a special interest in Roman frontiers) as well as ancient warfare. Over the years he has participated in many excavations in Serbia, Romania and Greece; between 2008–2020 he was the Director of Excavations at Halmyris, a Greek/Roman/Byzantine military and urban site on the Danube Delta in Romania. Since 2003, he has been a faculty member at the College Year in Athens Study Abroad Program (DIKEMES).