Man Volume 3

Man Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...shorter axis (cardo maximus). Occupying a central position on one side of this avenue stood au important building with a cloistered court leading to an inner space backed by chambers, usually five in number. Flanking this building stood officers' quarters, themselves flanked by storehouses, and the rest of the space within the fort was filled with long parallel ranges of barrack sheds, and offices. Of this type of fort there is a fair example at Gellygaer, and it is instructive to see how in places the elucidation of its plan was rendered easier by comparison with similar forts such as Housesteads, Chesters, and High Rochester on the Wall, and Birrens Ardoch and Camelon in Scotland (e.g., the discovery of verandah post, p. 66). Gellygaer is a village of north-east Glamorgan, some 13J miles from Cardiff. It lies on a Roman road that ran from Cardiff to the Gaer near Brecon, and is thus in the heart of the former territory of the Silures. The camp is some 780 feet above sea-level on a spur of Cefn Gellygaer, but the site is a gentle slope and not naturally strong. Its dimensions are 402 feet in length by 385 feet in breadth. Except for the removal of some cut stone the remains have been little disturbed, and were covered with a natural accumulation of soil. Thus the work of excavation was to a great extent favoured by circumstances, and it was on the whole very well conducted, though Mr. Ward confesses to certain mistakes, largely due to the constant changes in the supervision. He gives some useful experiences in the methods of excavation (diagonal treuchiug) and rightly dwells on the necessity of correlating all "finds" with the exact spot of their discovery. For the determination of the period of the fort there are some useful data: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516273
  • 9781236516275