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H 245 x W 175 mm

130 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Dec 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914905

Digital: 9781784914912

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Roman; Fort; Bearsden; Scotland; Britain; Excavations; Bathing; Fortification

Archaeopress Roman Sites Series

Bearsden: The Story of a Roman Fort

By David J. Breeze

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This accessible account of the discoveries at the Roman fort at Bearsden examines the process of archaeological excavation, the life of the soldiers at the fort based on the results of the excavation as well as material from elsewhere in the Roman Empire.



Preface; Finding the fort; Building the fort; Life in the fort; Bathing at Bearsden; Protecting the empire; Reconstructing Bearsden; The end – and the future

About the Author

David Breeze excavated Bearsden while working as an inspector of ancient monuments; he later served as Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland. He also led the team which successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site in 2008. David Breeze has excavated on both Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall and written several books on these frontiers, on frontiers elsewhere in the Roman Empire and on the Roman army. He has served as Chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier and President of several archaeological societies.