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The Rich and the Hard-Working: Roman Villae Near Lake Attersee, Austria

Klaus Löcker, Ralf Totschnig, Hannes Schiel, Alois Hinterleitner, Stefan Traxler, Astrid Stollnberger, Felix Lang, Geert Verhoeven and Juan Torrejón Valdelomar
p. 95-99

Abstract

– Large-area high-resolution magnetic and GPR surveys of whole Roman villa sites in Noricum, where no such settlements have been excavated in total so far.

– Using image fusion to combine magnetometry and GPR data from low contrast soils to optimise data quality.

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The villa rustica of Königswiesen
The villa of Weyregg
The villa rustica of Walchen

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As part of a general interest in Roman rural settlements in north-western Noricum (Kastler et al., 2017), Roman villae have been in the centre of the archaeological attention (Traxler 2004). This part of Noricum stands out due to the large number of known Roman villae, single farms comprising an enclosed farmyard with several living and farm buildings without strict axial references to the layout of the enclosure. The farmed areas, like fields, meadows and forests, are situated outside of the enclosed farm.

The heritage society Attergau and the state museum of Upper Austria initiated a geophysical prospection project aiming at the survey of one known respectively two newfound but uncharted Roman villae in the area near lake Attersee, some five to ten kilometres apart from each other. Different use of the villae had become apparent: whereas the previously unexplored settlements of Königswiesen and Walchen have been used as villae rusticae, large farms that produced agricultural goods ...

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Bibliographical reference

Klaus Löcker, Ralf Totschnig, Hannes Schiel, Alois Hinterleitner, Stefan Traxler, Astrid Stollnberger, Felix Lang, Geert Verhoeven and Juan Torrejón Valdelomar, “The Rich and the Hard-Working: Roman Villae Near Lake Attersee, Austria”ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 95-99.

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Klaus Löcker, Ralf Totschnig, Hannes Schiel, Alois Hinterleitner, Stefan Traxler, Astrid Stollnberger, Felix Lang, Geert Verhoeven and Juan Torrejón Valdelomar, “The Rich and the Hard-Working: Roman Villae Near Lake Attersee, Austria”ArcheoSciences [Online], 45-1 | 2021, Online since 16 August 2021, connection on 18 October 2021. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8798; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8798

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About the authors

Klaus Löcker

Corresponding author, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, AustriaCentral Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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Ralf Totschnig

Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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Hannes Schiel

Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

Alois Hinterleitner

Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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Stefan Traxler

OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH (OÖLKG), Archaeology: The Roman Age, the Middle Ages and the Modern Era, Welser Straße 20, 4060 Leonding, Austria

Astrid Stollnberger

Paris Lodron University Salzburg, FB Altertumswissenschaften, Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Felix Lang

Paris Lodron University Salzburg, FB Altertumswissenschaften, Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Geert Verhoeven

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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Juan Torrejón Valdelomar

7reasons Medien GmbH, Sachsenplatz 4-6, 1200 Vienna, Austria; TorrejónEstudio, Calle Cruz del Sur 2, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain

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