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Use of Building Five

As you are starting to realise, archaeology rarely provides clear answers. The role of Building 5 is a case in point. But as Simon said to Meaghan, we aren’t clear …

Reconstructing Building Five

The Portus Project has explored the creation of many alternative methods for visually representing interpretations of the site and for delivering these online, in exhibitions, publications and on site. The …

Laser scanning buildings

In the previous steps you saw how much information is held in the fabric and form of our Roman buildings. Laser scanning allows us to record a dense cloud of …

Roman building construction methods

  Roman construction materials Roman construction is famed for the use of concrete and the buildings at Portus are no exception. Roman concrete is composed of mortar and aggregate. The …

Introducing Week Six

I can’t believe it is week six already! Hopefully, by the end of this week you will be happy working as a member of the Portus Project team, having not …

The excavation process

Kris work’s for Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton and also as a researcher and educator in the archaeology department. You will note that this video is very important in featuring …

Surveying methods

The Portus Project has worked with technology consultants and researchers to develop and evaluate various methods for capturing archaeological data. These include methods for recording buildings such as laser scanning …

Excavating in contexts

You’ve heard from Jenny and Tom more about the way that we excavate. In the method that we use it is extremely important to record and remove distinctive contexts separately, …

Digging into the Fourth Century

So, we are now ready to getting going on Week 4. Wondering about the background behind Dragana in the video? Perhaps you can recognize it? It was the entrance to …

Find of the week – uncovering the Portus head

Simon’s wonderful description of finding the sculpted head really brings the discovery, and the statue, to life. Ongoing analysis of the style and carving of the piece suggests that it …

Summary of the week

We’ve reached the end of Week 3, filled with landscapes and science. In case you were wondering, the photograph behind me in this video shows the Terrazza di Traiano, which …