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Following Roman waterways from a computer screen: GIS-based approaches to the analysis of Barcino’s aqueducts

Orengo, Hèctor A.; Miró, Carme

Authors

Hèctor A. Orengo Hector.Orengo@nottingham.ac.uk

Carme Miró cmiro@bcn.cat



Contributors

J.W.H. Verhagen
Editor

A.G. Posluschny
Editor

A.. Danielisov���¡
Editor

Abstract

From the 1950's until today the Roman colony of Barcino (modern Barcelona) has been believed to posses two aqueducts. One was transporting water from the Montcada mountains and the other one from the Collserola range. In this article, GIS-based least-cost route analysis (LCR) in combination with more traditional archaeological techniques is applied to analyse these aqueduct’s routes. The results obtained suggest Barcino had only one aqueduct: the one carrying water from Montcada. The aqueduct was divided in two channels before entering the city, thus giving origin to the theories suggesting the existence of two aqueducts. LCR analysis has also been useful in determining the medieval transformation of this aqueduct into the Rec Comtal water channel.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 2284
Series Title BAR international series
Book Title Go your own least cost path: spatial technology and archaeological interpretation: proceedings of the GIS session at EAA 2009, Riva del Garda
ISBN 9781407308616
APA6 Citation Orengo, H. A., & Miró, C. (2011). Following Roman waterways from a computer screen: GIS-based approaches to the analysis of Barcino’s aqueducts. In A. Posluschny, J. Verhagen, & A. DanielisovÃ�Â�Ã�¡ (Eds.), Go your own least cost path: spatial technology and archaeological interpretation: proceedings of the GIS session at EAA 2009, Riva del GardaArchaeopress
Keywords Roman, Medieval, Aqueducts, Mills, Least Cost Route, GIS, Hydrology, Water management, Landscape, Archaeology, Barcelona, Barcino
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Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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