RESEARCH FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF ROMAN POTTERY IN THE WEST OF BRITAIN
Edited by Paul Booth & Steven Willis on behalf of The Study Group for Roman Pottery, Western Regional Group October 1997; selectively revised 2002
8. MAJOR RESEARCH ISSUES: TRADE
8.1 Military & Civilian Trade
There is a need to improve our understanding of the marketing patterns of wares from both within and outside the region (cf. Hurst 1985, 123-7; Webster 1991; 1992). This is so both with regard to military assemblages and civilian distributions, and indeed to establish how closely these two relate (cf. Section 10 below).
8.2 Distributions of the Major Regional Industries
Improved general understanding of the major industries within the region is an important research goal, not least because better definition of these industries and their products will result in a clearer comprehension of their distributions. This will help to clarify both regional trade patterns, and, in turn, any unusual characteristics manifest in site assemblages.
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