Cook, M., Lawson, J. A. and McLaren, D., (2017). Excavations and Interventions in and around Cramond Roman Fort and Annexe, 1976 to 1990. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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Excavations and Interventions in and around Cramond Roman Fort and Annexe, 1976 to 1990
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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74
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2056-7421_2017_74_Roman_Cramond.pdf (23 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2017.74
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Monograph (in Series)
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Cramond Roman Fort has been the focus of archaeological interest since the publication of John Wood’s history of the parish in the late 18th century, with a floruit of activity in the latter half of the 20th century. Playing an important part in this volume of work have been the excavations led by the late Mr Charlie Hoy (d 1991), an Edinburgh amateur archaeologist working principally with the Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society and latterly on his own. His excavations have recovered a wide range of evidence from the Mesolithic through the Roman and medieval periods up to the post-medieval development of Cramond House Estate. Hoy’s investigations have been hugely important to our understanding of the Roman fort’s associated annexe/extramural settlement, in particular providing new evidence for its origins in the Antonine period, and for Severan occupation, as well as uncovering a multi-phased road and associated wooden structures. In addition, the artefact assemblage further adds to the corpus from the site and includes an internationally significant sword pendant belonging to a beneficiarius (beneficiarii were troops on special service for the provincial governor) that demonstrates the presence of German troops at the fort, andperhaps hints at the presence of the emperor himself.
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Martin Cook
John A Lawson
Dawn McLaren
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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Paul T Bidwell (Author contributing)
Hilary E M Cool (Author contributing)
Alexandra Croom (Author contributing)
Rob P Engl (Author contributing)
Kay F Hartley (Author contributing)
Nicholas M McQ Holmes (Author contributing)
Fraser Hunter (Author contributing)
Felicity Wild (Author contributing)
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2017
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Site: Cramond Roman Fort
Site: Cramond Tower
Site: Cramond House
Place: Cramond
Place: Edinburgh
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Country: UK
Grid Reference: 319032, 676903 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Monus: Frontier Defence Mesolithic
Monus: Tower Medieval
Monus: Annexe Roman
Find: Samian
Find: Amphora
Find: Tile
Find: Vessel
Find: Coin
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URL: https://www.socantscot.org/publications/sair/
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07 Dec 2017
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