3.1 Archaeological considerations

A series of assumptions has been made regarding the geometry of the house that need to be explicitly stated for the benefit of anyone looking to these models for archaeological information. The need to fix some uncertain elements at specific spatial co-ordinates has resulted in certain features being situated using the best evidence available in the timescale provided. If this results in inaccuracy, as it surely must, I believe this will not affect the overall results of the research too drastically. Where no information exists for features in the House of the Surgeon, comparable features have been copied from similar domestic properties in Pompeii and Herculaneum if possible, or drawn from the wider contemporary Roman world if not.

For more detail on the archaeological factors that drove the modelling process, please click on the numbered areas on the map below.

1. Garden 4. Frontage 2. Internal Window 3. Room 6A


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