Living on the Edge of Empire - the objects and people of Hadrian's Wall

Rob Collins and the Curators of Hadrian's Wall

This highly-illustrated volume showcases the artefacts recovered from archaeological investigations along Hadrian's Wall in order to examine the daily lives of those living along the Northern Frontier of the Roman Empire. The accompanying text provides an ethnographic perspective, guiding us through the everyday lives of the people of frontier communities, from the Commanding Officer to the local farmer. This holistic view allows us an insight into the homes and communities how people dressed, what they ate and drank, their religions and beliefs, domestic and military forms of security and how they conducted their business and pleasure.