Later Prehistoric & Roman Landscape of Western Transylvania, Romania


This project seeks to improve knowledge of the history and development of the landscape of the western lowlands of Romania by the application of archaeological aerial reconnaissance.  Though new to this area, this survey technique is well established as the single most important method of finding new archaeological sites in lowland arable areas in large parts of western Europe.

The project has focused on the transitional period from Iron Age state to Roman province in the area of south-western Transylvania.  However, since aerial reconnaissance is a multi-period survey methodology, the project set out also to record all archaeological sites which were visible from the air regardless of their period.