Centuriación del territorio y modelación del paisaje en los llanos litorales de Barcino (Barcelona) y Tarraco (Tarragona): una investigación interdisciplinar a través de la integración de datos arqueomorfológicos y paleoambientales

Palet Martínez, Josep M. and Orengo, Hèctor A. and Riera-Mora, Santiago (2010) Centuriación del territorio y modelación del paisaje en los llanos litorales de Barcino (Barcelona) y Tarraco (Tarragona): una investigación interdisciplinar a través de la integración de datos arqueomorfológicos y paleoambientales. Agri Centuriati: an International Journal of Landscape Archaeology, 7 . pp. 113-129. ISSN 1724-904X

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Abstract

This paper deals with the contribution of Landscape Archaeology to the study of centuriations. The investigation is based on a diachronic and interdisciplinary perspective and explores the applicability of GIS. The article presents data from two case studies, the territories of Tarraco (Tarragona) and Barcino (Barcelona) offering some ideas about the meaning and function of Roman centuriations. Both territories show a strong territorial organization based on the model of centuriation, together with a complex land-use. Therefore, centuriations does not necessarily imply intensive landscape exploitation. In this sense, palaeoenvironmental evidence shows a Roman landscape characterized by the absence of both an extensive deforestation and a general extension of agricultural areas. The data reinforces the symbolic and representational meaning of the centuriation model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landacape, Archaeology, Centuriation, Barcino, Barcelona, Tarraco, Tarragona, Field Systems, Palaeoenvironment, Roman
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Archaeology
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Depositing User: Orengo, Dr. Hector A.
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 16:46
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 16:46
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1713

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