Survey of the productive conditions in the Roman period and the agricultural sustem/land use. This focuses on the relation between the known Roman administrative centre, Segermes, and the surrounding landscape (centre periphery investigation).
"A cooperative project designed to reconstruct the society and economy of the region around the Roman towns of Cillium and Thelepte through recording and analysis of surface remnants of ancient settlement." Hitchner
"...purpose was to assemble archaeological material for a settlement history of the reion of Carthage from the prehistoric through the end of the Turkish period in order to provide a regional context for the archaeological investigations that have been ongoing inside the ancient city for mroe than a century." Acquaro 1973