The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland has announced the publication of Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier: Excavations and Survey in a Later Prehistoric Landscape in Upper Eskdale, Dumfriesshire by Roger Mercer.
Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier presents the results of a small-scale intervention at the Castle O’er hillfort and the total excavation of a unique enclosure at Over Rig. The text presents key findings from the excavations, revealing the long sequence of use at Castle O’er hillfort, including an extensive earthwork enclosure system believed to have been a mechanism to control large numbers of animals during the period of Roman presence. By contrast the unique design of the enclosure at Over Rig is revealed to have had an auditorial function. Together the two sites offer fresh perspectives on the economic realities and Roman-Native relations in the military zone in Roman Britain. Meticulously researched and with an abundance of illustrations, this book makes a thought-provoking contribution to scholarship of the Iron Age and life on the Roman frontier in south-west Scotland and beyond.
Hardcover | 27.9 x 21.6 cm | 296 pages | more than 110 illustrations | ISBN 9781908332134 |
RRP £30.00 | SoAS Fellows £24.00 | available for purchase at www.socantscot.org/shop