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School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science
University of Reading
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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.
DOIs should be the last element in a citation irrespective of the format used. The DOI citation should begin with "doi:" in lowercase followed by the DOI with no spaces between the ":" and the DOI.
DOIs can also be cited as a persistent link from another Web page. This is done by appending the DOI Resolver with the DOI. This would look like:
However, if it is possible it is best to hide the URL in the href property of the <a> tag and have the link text be of the form doi:10.5284/1030449. The HTML for this would look like:
Martyn Allen, Nathan Blick, Tom Brindle, Tim Evans, Michael Fulford, Neil Holbrook, Julian D Richards, Alex Smith (2016) The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1030449)
Our study is based on a selective sample of sites and only covers those with excavated evidence. Our prerequisites for inclusion are that the data can contribute to our understanding of settlement morphology, field systems, architecture, industry, people, ritual and systems of belief, and to the broader questions of social and economic status. In the case of the latter this requires the material or ecological data to be sufficiently robust in terms of characterisation and quantification to address such questions. It was found that small-scale evaluations and excavations, pre- or post-1990, generally did not provide data with suitable potential. However, even in a situation where a significant number of reports did not contribute enough morphological information to allow a settlement to be classified, the information that could be derived from other categories of evidence justified inclusion in the project.
The Web mapping application is based on the project dataset, for which a number of criteria are listed above. These include the Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire created by Johan Åhlfeldt. Users should be aware that this map has not been created by the Roman Rural Settlement project, and is used here (under a CC-BY-SA licence) to provide a thematic backdrop. As such, the project is not responsible for any classifications or omissions within that particular layer.
In addition, as a synthesis of the excavated evidence this resource does not intend to be an exhaustive or authoritative record of all Roman evidence from England and Wales. Users wishing to conduct their own work or research are recommended to consult the relevant Historic Environment Record (HER), of which the following resources and lists for England and Wales are available.