About the Author:
Dr Andrew Tibbs is an archaeologist and historian specialising in Roman and Iron Age Britain, and an Honorary Research Fellow in Archaeology with Durham University. Having started on his first archaeological excavation at 14, Andrew has a long-standing interest in archaeology, undertaking a Masters degree from Reading University, before undertaking a PhD from Durham University. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
With an interest in the archaeology and history of Roman and Iron Age Britain, Andrew has researched the extent and depth of military engagement in the north of England and Scotland, including undertaking work on the Roman frontiers of Hadrian’s Wall and the later Antonine Wall in Scotland. Andrew is interested in the archaeology of landscapes, and how the military adapted their strategies, buildings and communications to suit the terrain, and their ability to make the topography work for their own purposes. Most recently, he has undertaken research into the road, river and communication networks used by the Roman military in Northern Britain, and specialises in using digital technologies and remote sensing to detect and analyse archaeological sites.
Andrew’s work has been widely published, with his first book, Beyond the Empire: A Guide to the Roman Remains in Scotland, released in 2019 and will be revised and updated in 2024. His other books include A Short Guide to Hadrian’s Wall (2022), The Final Frontier: Scotland's Early Roman Landscape (2024), and A Short Guide To Roman London (due spring 2024). He runs the popular @RomanScotland Twitter account and has contributed to various History Hit podcasts, as well as television programmes.