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"The Flavian Limes" near Tübingen (Germany) with undiscovered city?


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Yesterday I discovered two interesting publications at academia - relatively new from the year 2022. The author Ralf Kempe assumes a previously unknown Limes section in the area near Tübingen across the Neckar. However, as I think I understood, the author is a layman and not an archaeologist. He is a surveyor - so he might be right about the soil acquisition.

I have only briefly skimmed through everything and have not yet looked at it in detail. But maybe it's interesting for one or the other ( @David Atherton ).
I have not yet read anything from the official side (Landesdenkmalamt or from Tübingen itself). 

For me, of course, the whole thing is very interesting, since it's only a 15-20 minute drive from me. Especially as we have two Flavian cities here, Rottenburg (Sumelocenna) and Rottweil (Arae Flaviae).

Of course, the whole thing is very speculative! But I think I'll go there at the weekend and take a look at the fields, meadows and town on the basis of his documentation. 

 

Here are the two publications - unfortunately only in German - but maybe you can have the PDFs translated.

Here is his publication on what he calls the "Neckasperrriegel":
https://www.academia.edu/83018809/Der_flavische_Limes_1_Teil_Limesabschnitt_Neckarsperrriegel_bei_Pfrondorf_Kusterdingen_Wannweil_by_Ralf_Kempe 

And here is the second part, which starts from a (further) larger town in this area (Kusterdingen):
https://www.academia.edu/83019252/Der_flavische_Limes_2_Teil_Die_Hauptstadt_der_römischen_Provinz_Obergermanien_auf_dem_Gebiet_der_Gemeinde_Kusterdingen_Stadt_der_Flavier_urbs_flavianorum_by_Ralf_Kempe 

 

 

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The only Flavian 'limes' region I have any familiarity with is northern Britain during and after the Agricolan campaigns of the late 70s and early 80s. I would assume there to be a similar such region bordering Germania, but it would likely post date Domitian's Chattan War of 83.

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