Dr Fraser Hunter is Principal Curator of Iron Age and Roman collections, National Museum of Scotland.
His undergraduate degree and PhD are both from Bradford University, and he has worked at the National Museum since 1991.
research work focuses around three key topics:
has led a series of excavations to understand the impact of Rome on the local population, notably on the major hillfort of Traprain Law (with colleagues from Bradford University and CFA Archaeology) and on the Iron Age
settlements of Birnie and Clarkly Hill (Moray).
The work in Moray has revealed two of the area's power centres, with contacts to Rome seen in a wide range of material, including silver coin hoards.
also develops new approaches to existing finds, in order to get more information from them.
is managing an international team of experts to re-examine the hoard of late Roman silver from Traprain Law.
is also collaborating on a catalogue of Roman finds from non-Roman sites in Scotland as part of an international research project.
Fraser researches a wide range of Iron Age
and Roman finds with a focus on the use of jet and related materials.