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Preliminary communication

A contribution to the understanding of the topography of Sotin (Cornacum) in Roman period

Daria Ložnjak Dizdar orcid id ; Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia
Marko Dizdar orcid id ; Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb, Croatia

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Sotin is a site on a high loess plateau along the Danube and the first Roman military fort downstream from Teutoburgium (Dalj) on the Danube limes. Traces of Roman Sotin have been known since the 19th century, when the first finds began to arrive in museums, primarily in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, then the National Museum. Numerous finds from excavations and field surveys were collected over the decades. Rescue excavations, usually during infrastructure works, were performed by the employees of Vukovar Municipal Museum. From 2008 to 2018, the Institute of Archaeology undertook targeted excavations in the area of Sotin to locate a Bronze and Iron Age cemetery. Over a period of several years, excavations on seven different locations uncovered the traces of ancient Sotin and other finds. This paper presents the preliminary topographic findings on Sotin in Roman times.


Danube region; limes; Roman period; military fortification; civilian settlement; cemeteries; temporary military camp; roads

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