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There is also a separate report on a Saxon cemetery, found in 1953, by V l Evison.
CW: This report works its magic largely on a collection of material from the ploughsoil outside the town with the pottery from several 3rd and 4th century pits sprinkled here and there rather than being presented properly. Sorting and quantification was done by Jeanny Poulsen only for the 1953 pottery.
The fabric series can only be described as wilfully obscure and there are a number of errors (e.g. vessels 98, 99 & 123 are drawn but nowhere described).
The site was a Saxon cemetery, yet nothing is said about the relationship of the Roman finds to the graves. Further Roman material is promised in the Anglo-Saxon report.
Location: University Museum of Archaeology& Anthropology, Cambridge

+739 Hartley, K, 'The Mortaria', in entry no. 738, 32-37.
For site details, see entry no. 738.
A detailed report, on material not really deserving of it, although it is very useful for the region. A minimum of 127 vessels were recorded, of which 40 are illustrated, and arranged as a type series. 19 fabrics are identified and discussed. More than half of the vessels were Nene Valley, with the rest from Oxfordshire, Colchester, Verulamium and a variety of minor sources - 'other' mortaria appear to be of Northants or Essex origin. There is a table showing fabrics and dating by number of vessels. Apparently there were no late Oxfordshire vessels. Location: University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge

+740 Pengelly, H, 'Samian Ware from Great Chesterford', in entry no. 738, 15, 18-21, & 24-25.
For site details, see entry no. 738. sts/mvs/cts/ets
Another detailed report on undeserving material - "the large amount of samian ware is either probably residual in nature or of uncertain stratification". The general discussion considers: samian of intrinsic importance, including some stamps; other stamps and a tabulated vessel count by source. There are around 653 vessels in all. Seven of these are illustrated, along with 32 of the stamps; 5 other stamps have been lost. Stamp information was provided by B R Hartley & B Dickinson.
Location: University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge

741 Wickenden, N P, Excavations at Great Dunmow, Essex: a Romano- British Small Town in the Trinovantian Civitas, E Anglian Archaeol Vol 41, 1988. For pottery details see entry nos. 742-4.

742 Wickenden, N P, with Luff, R M, Going, C J, Ford, B & Rodwell, W J, 'The Cremations', in entry no. 741, 12-23.
exc/twn,cem/early 2nd-later Antonine/usf
A small, enclosed cremation cemetery (fourteen burials), with discussion of the pottery assemblage (compared with Skeleton Green), and the evidence for the pottery grave-goods having been 'killed' (both the latter sections by C J Going). Note that the photo captions have been transposed and that pot 61 is captioned as 62 (and vice versa) on Fig 18.
Location: Saffron Walden Museum
    743 Going, C J & Ford, B, 'Romano-British pottery', in entry no. 741, 60-76.
The dating evidence for each period is given in the main report (entry no. 741), along with pottery from the cremations and two mid-4th century pits. This report publishes two dated groups and pottery of intrinsic interest Fabric and form classification as for Chelmsford (Going 1987; JRPS 2, entry no. 364) and Heybridge (Wickenden 1987; JRPS 3, entry no. 444).
Refers also to Roberts, W I, Romnano-Saxon Pottery, BAR 106, 1982, (JRPS 3, entry no. 560) for earlier work on rsx.
Location: Saffron Walden Museum

744 Rodwell, W I, 'Samian Ware', in entry no. 741, 76-79. exc,csf/cem,twn/l st-4th
The majority of the samian is residual, but Rodwell suggests that several mid-late 2nd decorated bowls survived in use into the late Roman period.
Location: Saffron Walden Museum

745 Wilkinson, T J, with Hamilton, S & Thompson, I, 'The
Pottery', in Wilkinson, T J, Archaeology arid Environment in South Essex: Rescue Archaeology along the Grays By-pass.
E Anglian Archaeol, Vol 42, 1988, 74-94 & microfiche.
exc/rur,fls,cem/lst BC-2nd AD, plus later cremations
The whole volume is concerned with a campaign of motorway rescue archaeology. There is Roman pottery from three of the sites, but in the excavated samples Roman-period settlements were less abundant than those of the Iron Age and the evidence for structures is largely lacking (the main interest is for the periods earlier or later than Roman, and for the development of the physical environment). Of note is the identification by S Hamilton of the shell in the early shell-tempered pottery (p76; see also p126).
Location: Thurrock Museum

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 132

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