ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 31, 2015
A Roman Frontier Post and its People: Newstead 1911-2-11
Edited by Fraser Hunter; Edited by Lawrence Keppie
The publication in 1911 of James Curle’s excavation of the Roman frontier fort of Newstead, ancient Trimontium, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders was a landmark in Roman frontier studies. This volume (in a new paperback edition) was conceived as a celebration of this landmark on its centenary, looking back to Curle and his work, and looking forward to how the picture is changing. It is constructed around five main themes: Early work on the site; the fort complex; the finds; the setting, especially links to the local population; the afterlife of the excavations, in terms of their continuing impact.
Fraser Hunter is Principal Curator, Iron Age and Roman Collections, Scottish History and Archaeology Department, National Museums Scotland.Lawrence Keppie is Emeritus Professor of Roman History and Archaeology, and Hon. Professorial Research Fellow, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.