Dr. Fraser Hunter

Dr Fraser Hunter is Principal Curator in the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Fraser’s research focuses on the Iron Age and Roman periods, and seeks to put Scottish finds into their European context.

Research interests include archaeological approaches to Celtic art, the carnyx in Iron Age Europe, hoarding practices, Iron Age material culture, and the impact of the Roman world. Recent publications include edited volumes on “A Roman frontier post and its people: Newstead 1911-2011” (with Lawrence Keppie, 2012), “Late Roman silver: the Traprain Treasure in context” (with Kenneth Painter; 2013), “Scotland in later prehistoric Europe” (with Ian Ralston; 2015) and “Celts: art and identity (with Julia Farley; 2015). Fraser has been a leading curator in creating the Celts exhibition at the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland.

Books by Fraser Hunter

Ancient Lives

Object, people and place in early Scotland. Essays for David V Clarke on his 70th birthday

Edited by Fraser Hunter & Alison Sheridan | 2016

Ancient Lives provides new perspectives on object, people and place in early Scotland and beyond. The 19 papers cover topics ranging from the Neolithic to the Medieval period, and from modern museum practice to ancient…

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