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Archaeology InSites

Age of Stone
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Age of Invasion
Age of Warriors
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Age of Kings
Age of Clans
Age of Industry
Age of Leisure
Age of War
This Age

Age of Invasion

Roman occupation, and the Age of Invasion, revolutionised the way of life across large parts of Scotland. New architectural complexes such as Roman bathhouses and latrines, signal stations, roads and camps appeared across the landscape.

Traprain Law fort and settlement - Prestonkirk, East Lothian

Summarising the story of an excavation or a site can be one of the most difficult things for an archaeologist. To who should it be addressed? What is the vital information? Where should the emphasis be laid? Each of us writes for our audience, and we all try to balance between information and hyperbole. Many archaeological sites read as a palimpsest but the representation of that story in writing and illustration, or archaeological records like Canmore, presents a significant challenge. This challenge is brought into focus at Traprain Law, a volcanic hill set among rich East Lothian farmland.

Burnswark Hill Roman camps and a Prehistoric hillfort – Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway

From a distance, the appearance of the great flat-topped eminence of Burnswark Hill is striking. Lying approximately twenty miles north of the western end of Hadrian’s Wall and with its summit at almost 1000 ft it is easily seen from most of the Solway basin.