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"The first point, already noted repeatedly but so important that it cannot be too strongly emphasised, is that historical evidence is documentary and therefore direct evidence only of a state of mind; that archaeological evidence is material and therefore direct evidence only of practical skills, technological processes, aesthetic interests and physical sequences; and that place-name evidence is linguistic and therefore direct evidence only of language and speech habits. Indirect inferences may be drawn in each case, and the evidence of place-names may be used to throw light on the date, nature and extent of settlements, on the movements of peoples and their relationships to each other , on certain aspects of their organisation and on many of the other problems that concern the historian and the archaeologist. But in all these cases the inferences depend to some extent on assumptions and they must be examined carefully before they are accepted as valid." – F.T. Wainwright
Based on Pleiades set of ancient place names but extended in two ways:
by matching Pleiades place names against GeoNames place names in the same location and adding the GeoNames alternative names to the Pleiades+ list:
adds three alternative names for the single Pleiades entry for "Autricum" ("Chartrez", "Chartres", "Shartr"), because "Autricum” is present in both Pleiades and GeoNames, with the same approximate location
(We don't want to simply take places directly from GeoNames because, when we tried it, we were swamped with irrelevant modern places having names corresponding to ancient toponyms.)