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Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand.
(08-10-2016, 12:51 PM)stevemalone Wrote: To answer your earlier question, the cropmark plot can be found in Burnham and Wacher's Small Towns of Roman Britain. Dropping it over the lidar plot is something I put together.

Retreating slightly from 'camp' , I would have to concede that even if it were part of a double-ditched enclosure (of unknown date!), that wouldn't really fit in with the morphology of temporary marching camps. That said, the corner looks entirely convincing on the photos (and as plotted on the cropmark plot) so I don't think it can be dismissed as drainage, nor is there any reason to think that area boggy. As you point out, the town itself (and the south-east corner of the fort) are at very similar elevations and there's plenty going on outside the walls of the town on lower lying ground.

To give you an example of what Roman camps look like, I suggest you have a look at this site at Durno:
https://canmore.org.uk/site/18107/logie-durno

The first image clearly shows the line (joke).

To find the line, look at the buildings on the left and about a building's distance in front there is a thin line going directly across. You can follow this across the trees (a small track) to the other side where there it turns and then runs parallel to the edge of the wood. Once you have located this line, you can then spot the gates: one in front of the farmbuildings and the other just below the corner.

Another example is this: https://canmore.org.uk/site/47720/castledykes which shows the characteristic corners.

Again if you look at Masada you'll find the same basic construction with rounded corners: http://www.womeninthebible.net/wp-conten...n_camp.jpg

Indeed, just checking Jones (Roman Camps in Britain) I cannot see any without rounded corners.
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Re: Calling all armchair generals! - by Ensifer - 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 04-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by Steve Kaye - 08-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Calling all armchair generals! Boudica\'s Last Stand. - by antiochus - 11-25-2014, 08:29 AM
RE: Calling all armchair generals! Boudica's Last Stand. - by MonsGraupius - 08-10-2016, 03:49 PM

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