Aerial Photography of the Later Prehistoric and Roman Landscape of Western Transylvania, Romania

This project seeks to improve knowledge of the history and development of the landscape of the western lowlands of Romania by the application of archaeological aerial reconnaissance. Though new to this area, this survey technique is well established as the single most important method of finding new archaeological sites in lowland arable areas in…

Oarda 1

Creator: William Hanson & Ioana Oltean

Identifier: 0070132

Date: July 2000

Type: image

Format: jpg

Cluster of rectangular buildings around a courtyard revealed as negative cropmarks. Overlapping structure apparent. View from W. Roman villa on raised ground overlooking the river Sebeș to west. Fieldwalking revealed Roman building materials across an area c. 100m by 120m. There are a number of separate building ranges, some showing signs of subdivision, grouped around three sides of what was probably a large central courtyard. More than one phase of construction is indicated


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