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The Lower German Limes in the Netherlands

Scientific assessment of the site selection for the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ World Heritage Site

M. Polak & J. de Bruin

Summary

This report is the result of a project aimed at a scientific assessment of the preliminary selection of sites for the nomination of the Lower German Limes as part of the unesco World Heritage Site ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’. The evaluation was to be based on the archaeological content of the sites. Boundaries of the proposed sites were to be clearly defined. Further, the impact of degradation by overbuilding, river erosion and excavation on the integrity of the sites was to be assessed.