El sureste de la provincia de Toledo en época romana

  1. Eduardo Sesmero Ortiz
Supervised by:
  1. Estela Beatriz García Fernández Director
  2. Julio Mangas Manjarrés Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Rosa María Sanz Serrano Chair
  2. Rosario Cebrián Fernández Secretary
  3. Miguel Ángel Novillo López Committee member
  4. Henar Gallego Franco Committee member
  5. Pilar Fernández Uriel Committee member
  1. Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología

Type: Thesis


This doctoral thesis has been focused on studying the southeast of the province of Toledo and, very specifically, the territory of the municipality of Villacañas during the Roman period. One of the main reasons for the realization of this work was the unveiled a geographical area with Roman past poorly preserved. This town in the southeast of the province of Toledo is characterized by a different from the environment of geography: alternation of plains and small hills and serrezuelas, which together with some methods of communication used in the Antiquity and the existence of a rich joint lagoon, made this area ideal for settlement of ancient communities; among them, Roman populations. However, one of the objectives of this doctoral thesis is to highlight the shortage of works and research about the Roman presence in the territory of the province of Toledo, this being one of the least studied historical and archaeological level in the province; the works focuses on some of the known archaeology sites, as it is the case of the civitas Consabura (Consuegra, Toledo), neighbor of Villacañas, or, also, locations within the region of “La Mancha”, as in the case of the archaeology sites: Perdiguera y Las Cabezuelas (Camuñas), Cerro del Gollino (Corral de Almaguer), El Morrión (El Toboso), Cerro El Cabalgador (Madridejos), or Los Quintanarejos (Quero). We see, therefore, that area of Villacañas; we don’t have any in depth study on the existence of Roman elements...