Ruminations on food supply at the Roman fortress of Caerleon

It is a problem not often considered: the difficulty of feeding armies while they are hundreds of miles from home or any of their allies. Previously, it was taken for granted that supplies were procured from local sources. But a new study by Dr. Peter Guest and Dr. Richard Madgwick of Cardiff University, with colleagues from Memorial University, Newfoundland, and the University of Bristol, challenges this theory using evidence from animal remains excavated at the Roman legionary fortress at Caerleon. Read more.

Tags: Archaeology