In this book Dr Wallace makes a fundamental contribution to the study of urbanism in the Roman provinces. She attempts for the first time to present a detailed archaeological account of the first decade of one of the best-excavated cities in the Roman Empire. Delving into the artefact and structural reports from all excavations of pre-Boudican levels in London, she brings together vast quantities of data which are discussed and illustrated according to a novel methodology that address both the difficulties and complexity of 'grey literature' and urban excavation.
Lacey M. Wallace is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Roman Archaeology in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge; a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Queens' College, Cambridge; a Tutor at the Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge; and the Principal Investigator of the Canterbury Hinterland Project.
1. Introduction; 2. The first features; 3. The early town; 4. The town c. AD 60/61; 5. People, activities, and meaning; 6. Characterising early Londinium.