Roman Towns Project

The Roman Towns Project ran between 1997 and 2004 and was directed by Simon Keay (British School at Rome / University of Southampton) and Martin Millett (University of Cambridge). The research studied an area based around the Tiber Valley, stretching from Portus at the mouth of the Tiber, to the middle reaches of the river around Orte. Its aim was to achieve a comparative study of Roman urban centres and nucleated sites. Sites such as roadside stations, villages and towns, as well as river and maritime ports, were targeted using geophysical and surface survey to understand their topography and spatial organization. The results of this research can be found within the geophysics pages of this web site.