About Us

The reconstructed Roman gate at South Shields.

FREDHI seeks to stimulate new approaches to Roman frontiers, utilising the latest developments in technology.

For approximately 400 years, the Roman Empire secured and sustained its territory by populating its border zones and districts with its soldiers. This military occupation has created a rich archaeological record, and Roman frontiers have been a topic of interest for centuries. As the discipline of archaeology developed, so has our understanding of Roman frontiers.

FREDHI is part of the continuing evolution and sophistication of modern research - employing digital tools to gain insights and better communicate the passion we have at Newcastle University for the archaeology and heritage of Roman frontiers.

The Initiative was founded by Prof Ian Haynes and Prof Peter Stone, and is funded by Newcastle University.