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They're a small clan I know, but I was once told of a Roman fort up north that stood practically right next to a local settlement for a couple of generations and not a scrap of Roman tat was found in said Hibernian enclave. If true, it adds to the interesting question of whether the Scots were too canny/stubborn/unstratified/whatever to buy into the Pax Romana like us weak Sassanachs did (after the benefits had been carefully explained at the point of a pilum). Can anyone raise this out of the level of site-hut story with a decent reference or two?

I've never bought the 'it's too cold' interpretation, and I'm suspicious of macro-economic explanations based on the distance from Rome. Personally, I favour the idea that you'd need a particular kind of leadership structure that saw benefits for itself before the extant culture opened up to Romanisation, which perhaps the residents of north Scotland, north Germany etc. were lucky enough not to develop. I am only a disgruntled old semi-Marxist prehistorian though.
what fort is it?

now get back to site 39/88...
Surely you're not refering to Trimontium? Roman tat was found at a nearby hovel but it turned out to have been planted by a visiting student. My troops didn't let him get away.

D. Vader
Senior Consultant

Vader Maull & Palpatine
Archaeological Consultants

Your powers are weak, Curator
Off to Melrose on Monday... consultants work... you will rememeber nothing.........................

Seriously though... there is new stuff just appeared in my own county... I won't steal a thunder.. but it is showing that lowland scotland was a gnats chuff away from full romanisation!

"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
Khufu
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Off to Melrose on Monday... consultants work... you will rememeber nothing.........................

Seriously though... there is new stuff just appeared in my own county... I won't steal a thunder.. but it is showing that lowland scotland was a gnats chuff away from full romanisation!

Hmm, the force is strong in this one. Please tell us more when you get the chance. I do like to keep in touch with the Pictish problem.

D. Vader
Senior Consultant

Vader Maull & Palpatine
Archaeological Consultants

Your powers are weak, Curator