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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 143
*1176 Allain, J, Fauduet, I and Tuffreau-Libre, M, La nécropole gallo-romaine du "champ de l 'Image " à Argentomagus (Saint-Marcel, Indre), Rev Archéol Centre Suppl 3 1992. See entry nos 1177-9 for pottery details.
exc/cem/early 1st-early 3rd/usf
The authors were not able to determine accurately the cemetery's lifespan, partly due to the lack of comparable dated pottery from the region (Centre) and partly due to problems (e.g. the loss of some finds) caused by the gap between excavation (in the 1960s and 1970s) and publication. A small excavation on another cemetery-site is reported at the end of the volume (219-228).
*1177  Fauduet, I and Rouvier-Jeanlin, M, 'Les figurines en terre cuite', in entry no. 1176, 170-183.
Fauduet and Rouvier-Jeanlin provide catalogues and a discussion of the material (mainly Venus figurines and largely from infant-burials and a deposit of cremation debris).
*1178  Pinon, P, 'La céramique sigillée', in entry no. 1176, 143-144.
A catalogue (eighteen cremations, seven inhumations, general site layers and stamps) and a brief discussion of samian as grave-goods.
*1179  Tuffreau-Libre, M, 'La céramique commune', in entry no. 1176, 132-142.
The 100+ cremations and 10+ inhumations with pottery, and 18+ groups of unaccompanied vessels, are catalogued earlier in the report (31-110). The discussion section (122-127) considers patterns among the pottery grave-goods (e.g. the diminishing numbers of vessels accompanying cremations, first to third centuries, form-choices and associations). Tuffreau-Libre is only able to propose an overall date-range (mid C2-early C3) for the pottery, rather than a chronological sequence of burial groups (as in entry no. 1244, below). Her contribution here is largely devoted to discussing the vessel-forms found (dishes, bowls, tripod bowls, jars, miniature jars, beakers, flagons etc.), drawing on regional comparisons and those from further afield. She also considers the significance of the first-century pottery present. The cremations were generally sparsely-furnished (most had only two pottery vessels, chosen from a restricted repertoire, generally a jar/ beaker and a lid/dish). There were very few fine ware vessels. This whole report and the one on Baralle (see entry no. 1244) provide a wealth of ideas and comparative material for those reporting on the pottery from Romano-British cremation cemeteries.  
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