The Dutch Roman limes zone has a rich history of archaeological and historical research. In this paper, we present an overview of the current state of knowledge as an introduction to other chapters in this volume dealing with the area’s demography, economy and transport system (Chaps. 2, 3, 7, 9 and 12). The main historical developments are sketched against the background of ongoing archaeological research in the area, and the main hypotheses concerning the development of settlement and the rural economy are discussed.
|Title of host publication|| Finding the Limits of the Limes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Modelling Demography, Economy and Transport on the Edge of the Roman Empire|
|Editors||J.W.H.P. Verhagen, J.A. Joyce, M.R. Groenhuijzen|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2019|
|Name||Computational Social Sciences|