Ancient land management and Roman cadastration from UEA

Ancient Landscapes, Information Systems and Computers

Welcome to the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. This is the home page for research by John Peterson on the use of computers in archaeology - particularly for the investigation of ancient systems of land management.

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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.

Research collaboration

Research Collaboration

We have recently taken part in COST Action A27 (an international collaborative research programme on ancient agrarian and mining landscapes).

Research conducted here - Ancient Cadastres

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.

Roman Cadastres in Britain

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:

These areas are shown on this clickable map.

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Last updated on 3 January 2010 by John Peterson