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is that both of the two areas published in this volume, a building peripheral to the main settlement and an area known as the 'Fontaine des Turcs', were abandoned before the fourth century, the latter probably by the beginning of the third. As there were in fact few finds from the former area, this means that the pottery is almost entirely 1st and 2nd century. There is nevertheless much of interest in it, in particular the groups of 2nd century Argonne samian, the face pots, the mica-gilt ware, and the dolia. See also entry no. 652.
603   Brulet, R & Coulon, G, La Nécropole Gallo-Romaine de la Rue Perdue a Tournai, Publications d'Histoire d'Art et d'Archéologie de l'Université Catholique de Louvain VII, Louvain, 1977, 23-31 &: plates 3-36.
ets/ats (roller-stamped)/rhn-type/mrb/grc/buf/mek
This publication of the late Roman cemetery at Tournai pre-dates Raymond Brulet's larger works on the excavations at Braives and Liberchies, and its style was obviously intended to complement that of publications of the comparable cemeteries in the lower Rhineland, such as those on Tongeren (entry no. 391 in JRPS Volume 2) and on Krefeld. There is a detailed catalogue of the graves, as well as plans of the cemetery and of individual graves, and illustrations of the finds by grave-group. The pottery is described, and some parallels are noted, but almost none, including the samian, is ascribed to any particular source. 

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652 Moulin, J, 'Liberchies. Bons-Villers: lot de vingt-cinq petits vases gallo-romaines en céramique commune', Documents d'Arch. Régionale, 1, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1986, 20- 25.
buf ('unguentaria')
A short paper on 25 small pots, of which 24 are illustrated, all found in a small cellar on the periphery of the Roman vicus at Liberchies (see also entry no. 602). Not wholly dissimilar from Cam form 389, although with a plain evened rim and lacking the spiral grooves, these give rise to a summary of the present state of knowledge on what are generally known as 'unguent pots', or possibly amphora-stoppers. The various possible functions are aired, although few definite conclusions are drawn.

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663  Rober, A, 'Une villa gallo-romaine à Vodelèe (comm. de Doische)', Arch. Belgica III, 1987, 153-164.
ats (mould-decorated & roller-stamped)/occ/lcg/mek/ 'crackled blue' ware
A late Roman villa in south central Belgium, which produced Argonne samian and Mayen ware, both of which are common in the region. The report also illustrates a number of interesting small finds.

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675 Vanderhoeven, M, 'De terra sigillata van Grobbendonk 3: Opgravingen 1983', Arch. Belgica, I, 1985, 107-120.
The samian ware from a 'temple complex' and vicus in northern Belgium. 96 mould-decorated sherds are illustrated, including 71 South Gaulish, 14 Central Gaulish, and the remainder from various East Gaulish sources. Also 21 plain-ware stamps are illustrated.
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 106
940  Ansieau, C, 'Le vicus gallo-romain de Waudrez', Documents ďArchéol Regionale, T.3, 1990, (Un. de Louvain-la-Neuve), 8-37.
Waudrez appears to be more or less the first stop inside modem Belgium on the Roman road from Bavay to Cologne. This was not a large excavation, but it seems to have produced some interesting material, including a complete Lavoye (Argonne) mould-decorated Dr 37, of the 2nd century. A total of 16 decorated pieces are illustrated, along with 15 plain forms, which include two lion's-head spouts, and there are 14 samian stamps. The only other illustrated pottery consists of four fineware beakers, two of them folded, and very Trier 'Rhenish-ware'-like, one very plain, somewhat thicker-walled and having more affinity with Gallo-Belgic wares, and the last only the section of a sherd probably not dissimilar to the previous piece. The last piece has the alphabet scratched across it, in graffiti. It is suggested that these finewares may be representatives of a local or regional production, which seems, to this contributor, entirely likely. See also entry no. 954.

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954  Brulet, R," Etablissement gallo-romain à Macquenoise: thermes et centre sidéiurgique'. Documents et Rapports de la Soc
Royale ďArchéol et de Paléontologie de Charleroi,
T. 59,
1982-85, 27- 55.
exc/bath buildings/2nd-early 3rd
cts/ets/occ (local)/amp/lcl/tng/gab/ppr
A report on a bath building complex at a site almost on the Belgian-French border, southeast of Bavay. Only 22 pottery sherds are illustrated, of which only a few are actually identified. The presence of imitations of Trier 'Moselkeramik' beakers in grey ware is of interest: these wares are increasingly being observed in northern Gaul and Gallia Belgica, and it is only a matter of time before the production centres are identified. See also entry no. 940. Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 108
957  Claes, P, De Puydt, C & Demanet, J C, 'Liberchies. Bon-
Villers. Fouilles dans le quartier sud-ouest du vicus: la zone du
bâtiment au trésor d'aurei'. Documents et Rapports de la Soc
Royale d Archiol et ď: pal
éontologie de Charleroi, T. 59,
1982-85, 56- 83.
exc/set/early Ist-cAD 270/ggp
tsg/tng/occ (?local)/lcl/rgh/dol
This paper publishes a series of assemblages at the vicus of Liberchies: It pre-dates the volume by Raymond Brulet on Liberchies (JRPS 3, entry no. 602). Only a few of the groups have much in the way of pottery, and the catalogues for each group are not especially informative. Samian forms are indicated, and often include a reference to a Gose form, but no origins or fabrics are distinguished. Equally, for most of the other wares a reference to either Gose or Vanvinckenroye is included, but as the former's Rhineland sites and the latter's Tongres are all fairly far away, the parallels are often not especially close. There is a substantial well group which contains Gallo-Belgic biconical beakers (Cam 120), but also a roughcast beaker not earlier than 2nd century, and unfortunately the catalogue makes it clear that the illustrated pottery is not necessarily representative of the whole group.

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