Woolliscroft, D. J. (1989). Signalling and the design of Hadrian's Wall. Archaeologia Aeliana Series 5. Vol 17, pp. 5-19. https://doi.org/10.5284/1060842. Cite this via datacite

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Signalling and the design of Hadrian's Wall
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Archaeologia Aeliana Series 5
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Archaeologia Aeliana
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5 - 19
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Hadrian's Wall must have had a coordinated signalling system at all stages, or lose its effectiveness. Field tests indicate that, despite very difficult terrain, seventy-two wall installations from mile 35 onwards are in direct visual contact with a Stanegate site, with only one needing an intermediate relay. This explains the 'irregular' placing of milecastles. There would be no need for specialist signallers: beacons and messengers would suffice. The theory's predictive force was tested in the Newbrough-Grindon Hill area, and the revised signalling system once the Wall forts were in place is also worked out.
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David J Woolliscroft
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1989
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30 May 2019