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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 1, 1986 page 84
J R Perrin
14 May, J, 'The Later Prehistoric and Romano-British Pottery', in Simpson, W 6, 'Excavations in Field OS 124 Maxey, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire Arch., Vol 16, 1981, (34-64), 52-59 & figs 10-11, nos. 1-25, 1-26 & 1-13.
Mostly from enclosure ditch and pits. Useful locally for AD 50-150 period.
Location: ? Northampton Museum

Miller, T E & M,  '3. Edmundsoles, Haslingfield, in (various authors) 'The M11  western by-pass: three sites near Cambridge, Proc. Cambridge Arch. Soc. Vol 71, 1981, (1-72), 41-72, cap. 55-58 & figs 11-13, nos. 1-69 (on 68-70).
exc,wtb/rrs/late 1A-4th
big/ira/id /osc/nvc/shg/grg/oxm

Pullinger, J & Young, C J,   '1. Obelisk kilns, in (various authors) The Nil western by-pass: three sites near Cambridge, Proc. Cambridge Arch. Soc. Vol 71, 1981, (l-72), 1-24 1 figs 13-15, nos. 1-40, fig 16, nos. 1-20.
Pottery from features and 3 kilns. One produced imitation Oxford wares. See Young, C J, Oxford Roman pottery B.A.R. International Series123, 1981, 302-306. Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 87-88 JR Perrin
697 Gregory, T & Rogerson, A (in acknowledgements only), in Johnson, AM, 'Wisbech and West Walton Highway Bypass -An Archaeological Survey', Proc Cambridgeshire Archaeol Soc, Vol. 75, 1986, (43- 60), 51-57. 
Report on pottery from survey and excavations by a group of local amateur archaeologists. Appendices I and II discuss pottery from a mid-2nd century group (22 pots drawn), and a 2nd century group (22 pots drawn). There is also a table giving sherd numbers.
Location: Wisbech Museum

Gurney, D, 'Romano-British Salt Production on the Western Fen Edge: A reassessment', Proc Cambridgeshire Archaeol Soc, Vol. 71, 1981, 81-88.
bri. No illustrated pottery.
Short discussion suggesting that firebars, hand-bricks and other material, thought to be evidence for salt-panning, probably derive from other industrial activities.
Location: Peterborough Museum
699 Miller, T E & M, 'Edmundsoles, Haslingfield', in 'The M1 Western Bypass: Three sites near Cambridge', Proc Cambridgeshire Archaeol Soc. Vol. 71, 1981, (1-72), 41-72.
   Samian ware listed by number/form and phase in 'Table' 4. Table 3 gives percentages (by sherd count) of the main fabrics by phase. The pottery catalogue (Appendix 6) is restricted to illustrated sherds, (69 in all), including Iron Age pieces . There is no attempt to suggest sources, even for Lower Nene Valley colour-coated ware, and there is no discussion of the pottery. Some grey wares are of interest as they have burnished geometrical designs on the external base. Much of the grey ware is probably from Horningsea. The material is derived from miscellaneous structures and features excavated in advance of road construction.
Location: with the authors, c/o Plant Breeding Institute, Trumpington, Cambs.

700 Pullinger, J, 'The Pottery', in 'Resone Excavation at Cow Lane, Godmanchester, Cambs, During 1984', Proc Cambridgeshire Archaeol Soc, Vol 73, 1984, (7-13), 13.
col,exc,slr/frm,rrs/Iron Age & mid 2nd-late 3rd amp/bbl/blk/cts/ira/lcg/nvc/rhn/tsg/shg
A brief summary of the pottery recovered from a small part of a large site lost to gravel extraction with no proper provision for excavations. The site is adjacent to a villa site excavated by Frend in 1966-69.
Location: Norris Museum, St Ives

701 Pullinger, J & White, P J, Romano-British sites at Hinton Fields, Teversham, 1978-1986, 1991, 104.
The results of field walking and excavation by local amateur groups of a villa site a few miles east of Cambridge. Two areas are denoted, Site A and Site B. Site A may have been an industrial adjunct to the villa, Site B. A probable pottery kiln was found on Site A.
The pottery is presented by site, and by feature within each site. 65 sherds are illustrated for Site A, 25 from a foundation trench. 268 are illustrated for Site B, 65 from two phases of a foundation trench, 29 from another foundation trench, and a further 100 from a third foundation trench. There are also 35 sherds from fieldwalking and 5 face-pot fragments. Other pottery appears as small-finds, but is not cross-referenced. There are two pie-charts for each site showing the proportion of coarse wares, and the percentages of wares other than 'coarse'. It is not stated what method of quantification was used for these.
The fabric descriptions cite colour and size/quantity of inclusions using a very simple system. Some attempt is made to source the pottery, though this is mainly confined to well-known wares such as Lower Nene Valley and Hadham. Much of the pottery is thought to have derived from the nearby Horningsea kilns, and these vessels constitute one of the more important aspects of the report. Otherwise there is a good range of 3rd-4th century pottery, mainly Lower Nene Valley, Oxford (including the Harston Obelisk potter?) and Hadham.

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