Our main research recommendations in this section are:
- The need to excavate large areas of the interior of camps, not just ditch sections, and to sample outside them
- The value of the geophysical survey of camps
- The value of survey and the sample excavation of problematic or uncertain sites
- The continuing priority which should be given to the geophysical survey, fieldwalking and excavation of annexes and vici
- The need for synthesis of existing environmental work, and for maintaining extensive sampling from modern excavations
- The need to look beyond the fort for other aspects of its landscape, especially burials and religious sites; a 1 km buffer zone around known sites should be treated as a priority for investigation in development control work.
- The issue of memory is greatly understudied, in terms of the relation of Roman sites to the earlier landscape, and the use of Roman sites after they were abandoned