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.
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