posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:13 AM
The Romans did utilise previous routes used by the native population there are plenty of examples of this around the country such as many instances of
Roman roads linking pre-roman hill forts etc.
What I find interesting is that the course of main highways mirror their traffic
pre-roman roads are fairly direct but follow the landscape due to their pedestrian traffic
roman roads are direct, straight and angular due to their equestrian traffic
our modern motorways are virtually free of sharp turns due to the speed of their motorised traffic