School of Humanities

Roman Archaeology Group

This group was established in 2004 to promote interest in Roman archaeology through newsletters, lectures and other activities.

  1. Objectives
  2. Activities
  3. Roman Archaeology Group (RAG) newsletter
  4. Journals and magazines
  5. Publications
  6. Courses


  • Develop and promote Roman archaeology through the dissemination of information. 
  • Raise awareness of Roman archaeology.

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Income from memberships and other activities supports:

  • regular RAG newsletter
  • public lectures
  • travel scholarships for students
  • fieldwork and scholarship on Roman archaeology
  • Our blog contains links and information regarding upcoming events, membership and news

Membership is open to everyone, with reduced rates for families, students and schools.

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Roman Archaeology Group (RAG) newsletter

Current issue:

RAG Vol 10 Issue 1 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
Updated 18 Sep 2015

Journals and magazines

Roman Archaeology: Journal of Roman Archaeology, annually since 1988

Archaeology of individual Roman provinces: such as Britannia, Dacia, Germania, Gallia, Syria, Aegyptus.

Magazines: articles on Roman archaeology.

In English: 

In other languages:

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Aerial Archaeology, Turkey or Graeco-Roman cities

'A heavenly view of Kaunos. Flying the Aegean', Current World Archaeology 34 (2009): 37-42. 

Jordan and Jarash Hinterland

Articles on the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project (Kennedy and Bewley) and on the Jarash Hinterland Survey (Kennedy and Baker) published in the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) Bulletin.

Saudi Arabia

Google Earth allows access to landscapes previously forbidden to Aerial Archaeology including Saudi Arabia where there are a few high resolution 'windows' and astonishing and unsuspected discoveries. 

David Kennedy, 'Desktop Archaeology' in Saudi Aramco World magazine (online) volume 60.4 for July/ August 2009.


Professor John Melville-Jones's, chronological systems in the ancient world.

Holford-Strevens, L. (2005) The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press.

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Several units are of direct concern to those interested in Roman Archaeology. Most are taught every second year. All are open to not just enrolled internal students but to any member of the public who wishes to enrol as an audit student.

Audit enrolment is through Access UWA.

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