Peisajul arheologic al castrului Mălăiești

Cercetări Arheologice 26, 2019, 169-196

Peisajul arheologic al castrului Mălăiești

Authors: Ovidiu Țentea, Vlad Călina

Keywords: Roman fort, landscape archaeology, LiDAR, drones, Teleajen Valley


The Roman fort from Mălăiești is one of the fortifications abandoned by the Roman army at the beginning of Hadrian’s reign. The site is one of reference, being occupied for a short period of time, at most between 102 and 118 AD. This study aims to recompose, by integrating topographic, cartographic and archaeological data regarding the location of Roman and pre-Roman sites, for better understanding of space occupancy, access routes and resources. The validation of these components can provide the necessary support for the interpretation of the functioning of the fortifications and other ancient settlements from this area.

Our approach is not only an analysis of data collected from the vicinity of the Mălăiești Roman Fort, but a detailed study of the area between the forts from Târgșor and Drajna de Sus, used both as analogies and as parts of an extensive study.

The study integrates field, topographic and photographic documentation obtained through data gathered by LiDAR methods and the examination of low and medium altitude aerial photographs. The study was conducted within the framework of LIMES National Program.

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How to cite: Ovidiu Țentea, Vlad Călina, Peisajul arheologic al castrului Mălăiești, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 26, pag. 169-196, 2019, doi:

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