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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Forts on Hadrian's Wall

A comparative analysis of the form and construction of some buildings

£54.00
Author:
David J. A. Taylor
Publication Year:
2000
Language:
English
Paperback:
262pp. Includes 61 line drawings, 71 black and white photographs.
ISBN 10:
1841710768
ISBN:
9781841710761
BAR number:
B305
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
The detailed analysis of buildings has been a neglected area of research in British archaeology. This study of some buildings within the forts on Hadrian's Wall is an architect's interpretation of those buildings, as seen from the extant remains and archaeological evidence. The work begins by exploring the general architectural principles and constructional techniques used by the Roman builders. The book's central section discusses the buildings themselves and focuses on the design and form of each building type, followed by a dimensional analysis and examination of the constructional sequence of the forts and buildings. The section is followed by a discussion of the reconstruction of the buildings, with hypothetical illustrations based on archaeologicalevidence and architectural considerations. A highly original study, the work is extensively illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and scaled reconstructions.