BookExcavated from Traprain Law, East Lothian, Scotland, in May 1919, was one of the most spectacular discoveries of Roman silver ever made in Europe - and the biggest hoard of `hacksilver': 23kg, battered, crushed and chopped up. Blame for the destruction has hitherto been laid at the door of `barbarians'...
Hunter, Fraser ; Kaufmann-Heinimann, Annemarie ; Painter, Kenneth
Journal articleDr Fraser Hunter provides a timely reassessment of the Traprain Treasure with the results of a ten-year research project that invites us to reassess why the treasure was 'hacked' and what this can tell us about Roman links to Scotland.
Journal articleSilver was introduced to the inhabitants of Iron Age Scotland by the Roman army. An exhibition currently running in Edinburgh reveals the impact of this exotic material throughout the 1st millennium AD.
Journal articleAlice Blackwell takes a look at some of the valuable and beautiful items which form part of National Museum of Scotland's winter exhibition of 1,000 years of silver in Scotland
BookBased on the exhibition Scotland's Early Silver, opening at the National Museum of Scotland, 13 October - 25 February 18. In Scotland, silver, not gold, was the most important and powerful precious metal for a thousand years, from the arrival of the Roman army until the dawn of the Viking...
Blackwell, Alice ; Goldberg, D Martin ; Hunter, Fraser
Book chapterRecycling is a basic anthropological process of humankind. The reutilization of materials or of ideas from the Past is a process determined by various natural or cultural causes. Recycling can be motivated by a crisis or by a complex symbolic cause like the incorporation of the Past into the Present....
Armit, Ian ; Dunwell, A ; Hunter, Fraser