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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 2, 1989 page 108

Sarah Green

166 Boore, E J, 'Excavations at Peter St., Bristol, 1975-76', Bristol & Avon Arch. Vol 1, 1982, (7-11), 8.
exc/rrs/mid 1st-mid 4th
Residual Roman pottery only.

Copeland, T, 'Fieldwork at Hills Flats on the River Severn astride the Avon-Glos. county boundary', Bristol Arch. Research Group No 2, 1981, 47-57.
flw/unk/definitely lst-2nd, possibly also 3rd-4th 

Everton, A & R, 'Romano-British Occupation at Crook's Marsh Farm, Avonmouth', Bristol Arch. Research Group No2, 1981, 57-58.
slr/---/mid 2nd; late 4th-early 5th 

Green, L S & Young, C J, 'The Roman Pottery', in Cunliffe, B & Davenport, P, The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath, Volume I, The Site, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monographs No 7, 1985, 143-160.
exc/rel/mid 3rd-early 5th/typ
amp/tsg/bbl/grc/grf/lcl/lcg/nvc/nfr/nfc/oxm/oxr/rhn/rgh/svr/svv/ shg/nfm
Useful, as there is very little residual material. 
Location: Bath Museum Service (Stephen Bird)/ Oxfordshire Arch. Unit (L S Green)

Green, M & Solley, T W J, 'Romano-British pottery from Salmon Lodge, Oldbury on Severn', Bristol Arch. Research Group No 1, 1980, 30-34.
flw/---/lst-4th bbl/glz 
Preliminary work only.

Parker, A J, 'A Roman Settlement at Lawrence Weston', Bristol & Avon Arch. Vol 3, 1984, 27-35.
A preliminary report.
Location: Bristol City Museum, acc. no. 32/1982 

Ward, A T, 'The pottery', in Blockley, K, Marshfield: 
Ironmongers Piece Excavations 1982-3, (An Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement in the South Cotswolds), BAR. British Series 141, 1985, 267-329.
Location: Bristol City Museum

Williams, R G J, 'Romano-British Settlement at Filwood Park, Bristol', Bristol & Avon Arch. Vol 2, 1983, 12-20.
slr/set/mid 2nd-c 380
sts/cts (pottery report on selected pieces of samian only)
Location: Bristol City Museum, acc. no. 49/1982
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 94

Sarah Green & (*) R P Synzond.c
*394 Bennett, J, Sea Mills: The Roman Town of Abonae, 1985.
For pottery details, see entry nos 395-399.
Location: City of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

*395 Bennett, J, 'The Roman Coarse Pottery', in entry no 394,
37-50. btb/grf/grc/blk/bm/mro/lox
This is a report which has apparently suffered a delay between completion and publication, and this is clearly reflected in the style of the report, which is highly fabric-orientated, and therefore more typical of the mid-to-late 1970's than of the mid 1980's. There is a list of some 74 fabrics, only one of which is described as a possible import; there are some 243 illustrated vessels, but no quantification. It is nevertheless a very useful contribution to the study of pottery in the Bristol and Avon region.

*396 Bennett, J, 'Appendix 3: Moulded coarse ware', in entry no 394, 65-67.
A total of 24 vessels are discussed (with six illustrated), all in apparently the same oxidised fabric, and all probably made "in the general area of the source of the Avon". Only two pieces are from the author's Sea Mills excavations, but the rest are probably all relatively local finds. It is suggested that (in spite of the coarse ware label) these sherds represent another Romano-British attempt to make samian ware, which happens also to be influenced by Celtic art traditions, notably in various hippomorphic designs in the moulded decorations.

*397 Detsicas, A P. 'The Samian' in entry no 394, 33-36. 
A brief report, with catalogues by features of the plain and decorated forms, the former including roughly 70 identified pieces (not quantified), and the latter including a total of 43 pieces, of which ten are illustrated. Curiously, while the plain forms seem to be dominated by Central Gaulish wares, by a ratio of roughly 5:2 versus South Gaulish wares, among the decorated forms the ratio is 20 CG to 22 SG and one which could be either, no sherds from any other sources are identified.

*398 Parker, A J, 'Amphoras', in entry no 394, 36.
A limited, although not atypical range of amphoras were present, of which only two illustrated pieces are mentioned in this very brief summary. Two further illustrated pieces, figure 24, nos 240-1, seem likely to be the rim and base of a Gaulish 'pulley- wheel' amphora (Peacock & Williams 1986, entry no 368, Class 31).

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