Viminacium, roman city and military legion camp – research of material and non-material of inhabitants by using the modern technologies of remote detection, geophysics, GIS, digitalisation and 3D visualisation
Project duration: 2011-2014
Project code: III 47018
Project coordinator: Institute of Archeology
Participants from Singidunum University: Milan Milosavljević
Subject of research are the remains of the Roman city and military camp Viminacium, which is situated in the counties of the villages Stari Kostolac and Drmno. The importance of Viminacium is that it represents the only Roman city and military camp which is not endangered by modern agglomerations. During Roman times, it had more than 35.000 inhabitants. Viminacium was the capital of the Roman province Moesia Superior, the administrative, economic and cultural centre for the area on the northern border of the Roman Empire. Within the area of the archaeological site Viminacium, during the past several years, multidisciplinary systematical geo-physical research is taking place before archaeological excavations. The application of geo-physical methods includes common work of geo-physicists, electro-engineers and archaeologists. Decisions about convenience of an archaeological site for applications of such methods, its stratigraphy, geo-physical contrast, the overview of archaeological documentation, as well as the project of measuring itself must be a result of common work. It is clear that, for a competent interpretation of geo-physical data, one needs multidisciplinary activity. After geo-physical and archaeological research comes an anthropological analysis and after that an interpretation that explains the population of Viminacium and its material culture. At this moment, the only Roman amphitheatre at the territory of the former province of Upper Moesia is being excavated.