The Cosa Walls Project

Seth Bernard and Drew Davis working on a survey project of the colonial walls of Cosa, modern Ansedonia, in conjunction with the Cosa Excavations. One of the best preserved of all Mid-Republican fortifications, the walls of the Latin colony of Cosa were built in polygonal masonry in 273 BC. Professor Bernard and Drew are using a combination of digital and manual recording techniques to understand the building process behind the walls. They also visited a number of sites in the region of Tuscany to look at similarly built city walls, including the polygonal walls of Rusellae (Roselle) where they were joined by Jeff Easton.