Chairs: Ingeborg GAISBAUER / Sylvia SAKL-OBERTHALER, Austria

Section: Urban Archaeology
Main topic: Streets, Roads and Squares

The section deals with the topic of streets, roads and squares in central places, towns and their surroundings over the course of time. Streets and roads are important links between places and are essential for supply and communication. Archaeologists have thoroughly studied and examined streets, forums and squares in the past few decades. New results and findings will be presented on occasion of the conference and participants will focus on three aspects within the section Urban Archaeology: Development, Function and Conversion / Continuity and Discontinuity / Urban Place – a public space free of buildings?

Session: Streets, Roads and Squares– Continuity versus Discontinuity

This session concentrates on the continuity and discontinuity of streets, roads and places. What are the reasons and causes? What are the problems of archaeological proof and age determination? Which sources and research methods are available?