People and Spaces in Roman military bases

This project, directed by Dr Penelope Allison, involves analyses of artefact distribution patterns in Roman military bases to assess socio-spatial behaviour, and particularly the places of women and families in 1st and 2nd century AD military forts and fortresses. It includes open access research resources of GIS maps and data from this project. It has been funded by an Australian Research People and spaces coverCouncil Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship (for 5 years); and by a British Academy Small Grant. The latter funding was used to compile Engendering Roman Military Spaces, an open access database and ArcIMS facility on the Archaeological Data Service (York University). The main results are published by Cambridge University Press, People and spaces in Roman military bases.


Further publications from this project.

P. M. Allison and Martin Sterry 2015  “Family" meals? Who ate with whom and where in Roman military bases?, in Proceedings of the XXII Limes Congress, Ruse, Bulgaria Sept. 2012, 487-494.

P. M. Allison 2015 Artefacts and people on the Roman frontier, in D. J. Breeze, R.H. Jones, and I. A. Oltean, eds, Understanding Roman frontiers: A celebration for Professor Bill Hanson, 121-134. Edinburgh: John MacDonald. . ISBN: 978-1906566852.

P. M. Allison 2011 Soldiers’ Families in the Early Roman Empire, in B. Rawson, ed., Family and Household in Ancient Greece and Rome: A Companion, 161-182. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-8767-1

P.M. Allison 2009  The women in the early forts: GIS and artefact distribution analyses in 1st and 2nd Germany, in A. Morillo, N. Hanel and E. Martín (eds), Limes XX: Estudios sobre la Frontera Romana, Roman Frontier Studies vol III, Anejos de Gladius 13, León, Spain, September 2006, 1193-1201. Madrid: Polifemo. ISBN 978-84-96813250.

P.M. Allison (ed.) 2008 Dealing with legacy data, Internet Archaeology 24, themed volume of on-line journal. ISSN 1363-5387

P. M. Allison 2008 The women and children inside 1st- and 2nd-century forts: comparing the archaeological evidence, in U. Brandl (ed), Frauen und römisches Militär; Beiträge eines Runden Tisches in Xanten vom 7. bis 9. Juli  2005. BAR Internat. Ser. 1759, 120-139, Oxford: Archaeopress. ISBN 978-1-4073-0198-3

P.M. Allison 2006  Artefact distribution within the auxiliary fort at Ellingen: evidence for building use and for the presence of women and children, Bericht den Römisch-Germanischen Kommission 87: 387-452. ISBN: 978-3-8053-3775-5; ISSN: 0341-9312.

P.M. Allison 2006 Mapping for Gender: Interpreting artefact distribution in Roman military forts in Germany, Archaeological Dialogues 13.1: 1-48.

P.M. Allison 2005 (with contributions from C. Blackall, S. Ellis, and A. Fairbairn), Extracting the social relevance of artefact distribution within Roman military forts, Internet Archaeology, issue 17.

P. M. Allison 2005  Mapping artefacts and activities within Roman military forts, in Visy, Z. ed, Limes XIX: Proceedings of the XIXth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies, Pécs, Hungary, Hungary, September 2003, 833-846. Pécs: University of Pécs. ISBN 963-642-053-X.

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