A captioned photograph of “Parts of the Roman Water pipeline in Profile FR126 is published, but with no comment in the text.
Putting this in geological context
Figure 2 – Stratigraphy
Figure 3 Longitudinal View of, one assumes, the lowest section of the crosssection
This Roman water works is not buried under colluvium, but under, ahem, Miocene stratigraphy. It’s location in the cross section seems to be wee white features above the basal orange Devonian strata. I think, because no one seems to want to discuss this anachronism.
The Romans did not bury this aqueduct as is commonly believed. Instead this aqueduct was engulfed in a massive deposit of sediments and lignite.
A previous discussion of this was posted on the Malaga Bay Blog.
There’s more than a 2000 year Heinsohn Hiatus here, and my guess is that the Roman period was terminated by the Tertiary tectonic event.
Update: A crucial fact is how one thinks. Religious minds tend to see what they believe, and hence when confronted with the fact of Miocene sediments overlying roman water works will, to avoid cognitive dissonance, conclude the Romans dug the water works under the Miocene sediments.
The scientific mind, on the other hand, believes what it sees, and concludes that the roman waterworks were buried under a dumping of sediment.