A Roman Frontier Post and Its People: Newstead 1911-2011

A Roman Frontier Post and Its People: Newstead 1911-2011


Edited by Fraser Hunter, Edited by Lawrence Keppie

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  • Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 284mm x 24mm | 1,516g
  • Publication date: 19 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1905267754
  • ISBN 13: 9781905267750
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 2,001,608

Product description

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 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.

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Author information

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,

Review quote

'What was special about Curle's report of his excavation at Newstead fort, published in 1911, is captured by a phrase in its title, repeated in that of this new book: "and its people". ... This was something new, as some of the contributors to this beautifully presented and sensibly priced volume make clear.' British Archaeology

Table of contents

Introduction History of study The antiquarian rediscovery of Trimontium James Curle - a historiography The site and its setting Trimontium in its setting in the light of recent work The temporary camps Dere St and the Tweed Bridge Finds from the site Inscriptions Art Coins The militaria Gleaned from the plough - fieldwalking Trimontium Newstead in context Newstead in its early stages Annexes and vici - Newstead in context - Newstead and Roman Scotland: the later second century onwards - Roman and native around Newstead Newstead since Curle / the impact of Curle The Trimontium Trust: history and prospect Newstead in Borders literature and culture