This paper is primarily designed to examine the ways in which archaeological distribution maps can be misl eading and to suggest an alternative technique for the visual presentation of archaeological data which allows us to study chronological as well as spatial patterns. The technique proposed is that of diachronic analysis. The region selected for study is that of the Severn Valley; the category of archaeological material is that of villa settlement.
Keywords: villas, Roman, settlement
How to Cite:
Meheux, K., (1994) “The Pattern of Villas in the Severn Valley: Illusion and Change”, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 5, 71-101. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/pia.58