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Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier

Excavations and Survey in a Later Prehistoric Landscape in Upper Eskdale, Dumfriesshire


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by Roger Mercer

Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier presents the definitive report of a programme of excavation and survey at two sites south of Eskdalemuir, in the valley of the River White Esk, Dumfriesshire, which have wide-ranging implications for the study of the Iron Age and Roman frontiers. Over two years a small-scale intervention at the Castle O’er hillfort and the total excavation of a unique enclosure at Over Rig were carried out, the results of which are brought together and documented in detail for the first time in this volume.

Roger Mercer is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in European Prehistory at the University of Edinburgh, and former Chief Executive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

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Read our interview with Roger Mercer, in which he discusses his book, and the excavations at Castle O’er hillfort and Over Rig.

Watch Roger Mercer’s lecture to find out more about Celts and Romans on the Northern Frontier.

Read more about Native and Roman in Roger Mercer’s article for the Run Wild issue of ‘Books from Scotland’ (May 2018).

The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland. hes-logo-stacked-1


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Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 279 x 216 mm




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Publication Date

March 2018


Roger Mercer


Lin Barnetson; Dr Anne Crone; Dr Richard Tipping; the late R B K Stevenson

Subject Fields

Iron age archaeology; Roman archaeology


  1. :

    An extended and considered perspective on two significant and thought-provoking sites…set within an impressively broad context.

  2. :

    A welcome and overdue addition to…two significant Iron Age sites. […] Well written, reasonably priced and an essential contribution to the study of Iron Age communities in Scotland.

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