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Roman Camps in Scotland

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by Rebecca H Jones

“This volume and its English and Welsh companions provide archaeologists with an excellent springboard for further research. It is also an incomparable guide to those wishing to explore visible remains in the field, investigations made easier by the excellent plans and site descriptions.”
David J Breeze in Antiquity “Definitive and beautifully produced.”
Paul Bidwell in British Archaeology“Overall, through the inclusion of recent discoveries, through opening up the agenda to the relationship of the Roman landscape with its Iron Age context, and through a critical approach, this book provides readers with a thoroughly researched and thought-provoking analysis of Roman military intrusions across the Scottish landscape.”
Anna Walas, University of Leicester in Landscape History


The Roman army in Britain left an archaeological legacy that is the envy of the rest of the Roman world. The forts fortresses and frontier defences are rightly celebrated but less well known are the temporary camps. These were constructed to house the army for short periods of time while on campaigns patrols and manoeuvres

Scotland contains a wealth of Roman camps and this book is a companion volume to earlier publications of camps in England and Wales. As the northern frontier zone of Britain subject to repeated campaigns by the Roman army the area possesses a wide and fascinating range of camp sites recorded both as earthwork remains and through cropmarkings from the air. The field evidence is discussed against the background of Roman army campaigns with each of the camps described and illustrated in a detailed gazetteer.

The book is illustrated throughout with plans maps and photographs and will be of interest to all those who wish to know more about the archaeology of the Roman army its campaigns in northern Britain and the ancient military mind.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Scotland and the Roman Research Trust.

Watch Dr Rebecca Jones’ lecture to find out more about the Roman army and its camps in Scotland.

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Weight 2.28 kg
Dimensions 245 x 308 mm


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Publication date

December 2011


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