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Dredging and canal gate technologies in Portus, the ancient harbour of Rome, reconstructed from event stratigraphy and multi-proxy sediment analysis

Lisé-Pronovost, A.; Salomon, F.; Goiran, J.-P.; St-Onge, G.; Herries, Andy I R; Montero-Serrano, J.-C.; Heslop, David; Roberts, Andrew P.; Levchenko, Vladimir; Zawadzki, Atun; Heijnis, Hendrik


Ancient harbours are rich archives of human-environment interaction. However, dating harbour deposits and correlating their stratigraphy is a major challenge because of typically high sedimentation rates over short periods and possible curative dredging events. Portus, the maritime harbour of Rome at the height of the Roman Empire, was a port complex composed of basins and canals connecting the commercial harbour to Rome via the Tiber River. Sediment core CPS1 in the narrowest of these canals,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.05.018


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