The name of the Roman settlement
that reached its peak in the 3rd and 4th century remains unknown.
The settlement appeared to be somewhat smaller than its predecessor
for the old Iron Age. The majority of the buildings were constructed
in the immediate vicinity to the demolished prehistorical housings.
The new feature at the roman housing construction
was the use of mortar as cement. The foundations were made of
bigger stone blocks and the structures were only plastered from
inside. In comparison to the prehistoric period the houses also
gained in size (up to 27 x 7 m), which changed the ground plan
design that became more dynamic.
We are situated in the courtyard
(atrium) of a Roman house. The smaller part of the building, raised
above the courtyard was used as the living quarters. The major
part of the building was the covered courtyard, where the main
household chores and farm work as well as the social life took
place. The building complex had a sweating room (sudarium), which
was practically a small square watertight and pressurized room
with a stone bench and a hearth beneath it.