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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 112
586 Wood, A M, 'Trading contacts between central southern Britain, the Channel Islands and the west of France, c 100 BC to AD 410', DPhil thesis, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, in preparation.
syn,col/mil,mjc,rrs,cern,trd,kln,ptp/cl00 BC-4l0 AD
Precis of Research Outline:
The core data for the thesis is derived from the study of ceramic material found on the following archaeological sites:
Guernsey: The Tranquesous; Kings Road; and La Plaiderie (the first two have produced evidence for both late LA. and Gab- Roman occupation).
Jersey: St Clement's graveyard (Gab-Roman).
Britain: Hengistbury Head; Hamworthy; and Bitterne.
France: St Malo; Avranches; and Cherbourg.
"Changes in the quantity and types of pottery (as well as the presence or absence of particular types), from the site assemblages above, provide the means to assess the relationship between them in a number of chronological contexts. In addition, the imported ceramics from known production centres within the geographical constraint can then be compared with those imports from other more distant production centres". Pottery types recognised as being from known production centres will be considered in the light of other artefactual evidence found in association (such as coins). The approximate date ranges of types may then be established. With this information it should prove possible to elucidate patterns of trading contact through time.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 145
#1185  Bizien-Jaglin, C, 'Deux interventions archéologiques à St Malo en 1989 et 1990: Jardin des Petits Murs (intra-muros) et Chemin de la Corderie (Alet)', Les Dossiers du Centre Régional d'Archéologie d'Alet, 19, 1991, 101-107.
exc (sondage)/unk (but within the area of the late Roman walled town)/3rd-4th/ usf
The Chemin de la Corderie sondage produced what are described as three probable sherds of Black-burnished ware (these discoveries were made after the work described in entry no. 1250 was completed). Having seen and discussed the sherds in question with Bizien-Jaglin, this contributor can confirm that they are genuine Dorset BB1 products, including a rim from a flanged bowl and another rim-sherd which is apparently part of a mortarium. My indication that the latter form was not among the usual repertoire for this ware accounts for B-J's uncertainty over the form ("dont les formes ne nous sontpas connues"). The rim-sherd in question resembles the form of late Roman mortaria (Chenet 323) produced in the Argonne. Unfortunately this sherd is not illustrated. Location: Centre Régional d'Archéologie d'Alet, St Servan.

    >Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 156
#1250  Wood, M, 'Céramiques Romano-Britanniques trouvées a Alet jusqu'en 1986 et étude des relations commerciales d'Alet au Bas-Empire', Les Dossiers du Centre Régional d'Archéologie d'Alet, 19, 1991, 35-52.
exc/mil,trd,wlt/c270-400+/ggp alh/ats/bbl/bb2/mrb/nfc/nfg/ngt/orc/Anglo-Saxon
This paper follows-on from Fulford's work (published in 1974 in the same journal) listing types and quantities of Romano-British wares found in excavations at Alet. It provides information on finds of the same wares from further excavations at Alet up to 1986 (and incorporates Fulford's discoveries). Quantities are given by sherd count and minimum number of vessels in appendices. The Alet data are compared with figures produced by the author for Romano-British wares found on Channel Island sites and with published information on other finds from Brittany as well as from Normandy. The discussion examines the pottery as evidence for trade. Of particular interest is a rim-sherd of an Anglo-Saxon vessel. There are illustrations of the pottery, maps showing quantities of individual wares and probable trade routes from Britain. Location: Centre Régional d'Archéologie d'Alet, St Servan.
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