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409 Parminter, Y, 'The Coarse Pottery', in Allen, D, 'Excavations at Bierton 1979', Records of Buckinghamshire 28, 1986, (1-120), 57, 59-68.
exc/rrs,vil/late Iron Age & mid 1st - mid 4th
bb2/ncg/lcg/hgg/shg/flg (late I.A.)/lnm/nvm/oxm/vrm/hft/mf/
As the Roman fabric descriptions are on fiche this report is difficult to use. It contains a good section on the 'Belgic' material. Absence of securely stratified Roman contexts.
Location: County Museum, Aylesbury Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 86-87
Pauline Marney, & (*) R P Symonds & Pauline Marney
693 Cauvain, P & 5, 'Pottery', in Stainton, B & Stanley, C, 'A Romano-British Pottery Kiln at Springwood, Gerrards Cross', Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol. 29, 1987, (160-169), 162-169.
The kiln was well preserved bet unfortunately all of the pots were fragmentary.

694 Hawkins, A & Dalwood, H, 'Salvage Excavations of a Roman Enclosure at the Watermead Roundabout, Buckingham Road, near Aylesbury', Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol 30, 1988, (161-164), 161-163.
exc/fls/late 2nd-3rd 

Marney, P T, Roman and Belgic Pottery from Excavations in Milton Keynes 1972-82, Buckinghamshire Archaeol Soc Mon Ser, no. 2, 1989. Includes 'Fabric 2 'Soft Pink Grogged Ware Thin-Section Analysis", by R Tomber, 67-9; 'Thin Section Analysis Report: The Sand Tempered Wares', by R Rattray, 83-6; 'Thin-section Analysis of the Products of the Caldecotte Kiln I', by J R Timby, 98-100; 'Mortarium Fabrics', by K Hartley, 132-136; and 'VI The Samian Ware', by H Pengelly, 146-168.
Pauline Marney writes, "Unfortunately the pottery had to be published separately from the excavation sites".
   R P Symonds writes: In the terseness of the above statement the author of this excellent volume shows her characteristic modesty, but does little to indicate the importance of the work, which should come to be regarded as a 'classic' report of its kind, from one of Britain's smaller regional units. While some would argue that such a report should not have been separated from the publication(s) of the sites from which the pottery is derived, it must also be said that the quality and depth of the pottery research in this volume would undoubtedly have been more difficult to appreciate had it been submerged in a series of other reports, and it is difficult to see how the more regionally-oriented study of fabrics and forms which appears here could justifiably have been added piecemeal to a series of site reports.
   The report opens with the presentation of some 17 pottery groups, ranging from the early-mid 1st century to the ?late 
    4th-early 5th, which "form the basis of the report". The catalogues and illustrations for each of these groups are accompanied by detailed discussion sections and pie-charts showing the proportions of the fabric types present, with percentages (of sherd count) listed below. Thereafter follows a detailed 'Discussion of the Fabrics', the heart of the report, which is essentially a form type series presented within fabric groups, with a great deal more useful argument and pertinent questioning of the nature of the material than normally is allowed to appear in modem pottery reports. Particular interest is paid to the products of the Caldecotte kilns I and II, the latter of which seems to have been one of the more important sources of local sand-tempered reduced and oxidised wares. (There is also an interesting table of rim-diameters of the products of the latter kiln). All of the various imported wares are also discussed in some depth, none more so than the samian, which merits no fewer than thirteen tables. The detailed fabric descriptions are relegated to a substantial appendix: this seems an elegant solution to what is invariably the most boring part of such a report, since we can be grateful that they were not relegated altogether into microfiche. This is a well-organised, well-produced and highly significant report.

  696 Parminter, Y, 'Pottery', in Neal, D S. 'Excavations at Magiovinium, Buckinghamshire, 1978-80', Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol 29, 1987, (1-124), 58-103.
ngt/nvc/nvg/nvm/nvs/oxr/oxg/oxm/oxp/orc/oxw/owc/pph/rhn/ mf/tsg/shg/asg/sts/ass/nri/unm/vrr/vrm Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 130

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