Ancient Landscapes, Information Systems and Computers
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|A virtual tour of Caistor Roman Town. The site is in the care of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. This is a Web version of the interpretation panels prepared by Sue White of the Landscape Archaeology Section, Norfolk Museums Service.|
We have recently taken part in COST Action A27 (an international collaborative research programme on ancient agrarian and mining landscapes).
Since 1987 John Peterson has carried out research in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK into information systems used in the ancient world for the control of land.
Several aspects of Roman cadastres interest me.
In my view, evidence of such systems can be seen in Britain.
Landscape traces and other evidence currently suggest that there could have been five areas of centuriation: