Dr Fraser Hunter
Fraser Hunter trained in Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University and was then appointed Iron Age and Roman curator at the National Museums of Scotland, a post he still holds. His PhD focussed on the evidence for the carnyx, an animal-headed trumpet which was made and used across Iron Age Europe.
Fraser continues to have an active fieldwork programme. Major excavations have explored the findspot of the carnyx from Deskford in Moray, re-assessed the hillfort on Traprain Law, East Lothian and detailed the Iron Age settlement at Birnie in Moray.
The question of the impact of Rome on the indigenous peoples of Scotland and elsewhere is a topic that he finds fascinating and much of his research is geared to this. Other areas of active research include Iron Age metalwork and Celtic art.