Carnuntum 2017

Bread and Games: The Roman Leisure Industry in Carnuntum

New discoveries concerning the urban history of the Roman metropolis on the Danube

The Province of Lower Austria has introduced –particularly in the last 10 years –many measures to conserve the few excavated areas for future generations, to preserve and also to present them in a modern way. Apart from such measures, detailed investigation of the archaeological heritage which remains in the ground is urgently needed. In contrast to earlier times, it is not necessary to excavate everything, but information concerning ancient life and how the city looked almost 2000 years ago can be acquired through the use of non-invasive technology such as magnetic field measurements or ground radar in unbelievably precise detail, and used for virtual reconstructions. Sensational and unexpected discoveries were made in the course of the project; many more lie, however, undetected in the largest archaeological landscape from Roman times in central Europe, and they are waiting to be revealed.

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Wolfgang Neubauer
Wolfgang Neubauer
Professor of Archaeology

My research interests include Archaeological Stratigraphy, Geophysical Prospection and 3D Laser Scanning.