Marching Camp

A camp built by an army whilst on the march. These were usually by the side of a road and could be temporary or reused many times.  Roman examples are usually regular rectangles or squares, but are difficult to date because they have a general style and rarely contain finds.

A ditch and rampart around the edge and at the gates provided defences for the camp. The size of a marching camp is used to estimate the size of the army on the march.

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