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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 3, 1990 page 109
641  Jigan, C & Marin, J-Y, 'Inventaire des sites de production de céramique gab-romaine découverts en Normandie', Annales de Normandie, 37e Anne, no. 4, Oct. 1987, 317-337.
A listing of known pottery production centres in Normandy, with a location map, descriptions of what was found, and a small number of illustrations of the main vessel-types for four centres: Saint-Martin d'Aubigny (Manche); Lisieux (Calvados); Alençon (Orne); and Harfleur (Seine-Maritime). The illustrated pottery includes rouletted beakers, but is otherwise of relatively local interest. Includes a useful bibliography.
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