Castrul și băile romane de la Hoghiz – rezultatele recente ale prospecțiunilor geofizice

Cercetări Arheologice 24, 2017, 135-141
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.24.05



Castrul și băile romane de la Hoghiz – rezultatele recente ale prospecțiunilor geofizice


Authors: Ovidiu Țentea, Alexandru Popa

Keywords: Dacia; fort; bath; auxiliary units; geophysical survey

Abstract:

This study presents the results of the geophysical surveys undertaken in the Roman fort and the civil settlement at Hoghiz, the largest auxiliary fort in the eastern part of Dacia. It played an important role in defending the mountain pass between the Dacia Inferior and Dacia Superior, garrisoning over time several military units. Within the LIMES National Program framework, we repeatedly surveyed the site in several campaigns of field-walking, during which we were able to observe significant traces of masonry dislocated by plows, as well as numerous portions where the adobe wall alignments of the barracks are still visible. The results of the surveys inside the fort brought some insights into the dimensions, the fortification system and the orientation of some buildings. For the research of the structure and the inner compartmentation of the fortification, other research also considered methods should be tried. During the exploration of the civil settlement, three larger buildings were identified, of which the most clear is a circular bath, located about 120 meters northwest of the western corner of the fort. The dwelling is very intense in the western and northern areas of the fort. In the course of further research, we will expand the surveys so that the civilian settlement plan becomes coherent, thus providing relevant information and explanations.

Download: PDF


How to cite: Ovidiu Țentea, Alexandru Popa, Castrul și băile romane de la Hoghiz – rezultatele recente ale prospecțiunilor geofizice, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 24, pag. 135-141, 2017, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.24.05


Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License