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date: 02 June 2020

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The infrastructure of the medieval city comprised roads, bridges, waterways, and their associated structures. This chapter argues that archaeology, in conjunction with the study of historical and pictorial evidence, can shed important insights into the construction, modification, and development of streets, waterfronts, rivers, bridges, and perceptions of hygiene in the medieval city. The importance of infrastructure to transport and urban ports, markets, and civic pride is reflected in the contemporary historical records. Through the archaeology of urban infrastructure it is possible to show they are more than a backdrop to the urban environment and formed an integral part of the active expression of daily life and a statement of civic pride.

Keywords: streets, paving, waterfronts, rivers, reclamation, bridges, transport, trade, market, hygiene

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