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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 153
1234  Rivet, L, 'Les critères objectifs de datation ou les surprises de la céramologie', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de Cognac, 1991, 171-177. One of four papers in a thematic section entitled 'Méthodologie: la chronologie en céramique de la datation relative à la datation absolue': see also entry nos. 1200, 1203 and 1241.
sts/ars/amp (Keay LXII)
This paper approaches problems of dating and residuality in a similar manner to that of entry no. 1200, by presenting a series of 'case studies'. In the first set of examples, from excavations at Place J Formigé at Fréjus, the contents of three rooms, all of which were apparently destroyed in a single conflagration, are described: the reception room and bedroom contained only 1st century samian, while the kitchen contained North African red slip ware, including lids matched to bowls, probably dating to not before the 3rd century. Similar situations are described using material from Aix-en-Provence, Mandelieu (Alpes-Maritimes), and Saint-Julien-les-Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhdne). The conclusion is that over a period of protracted study of Roman pottery one may eventually become depressed by the number of revisions which become necessary to pottery chronologies which only a few years before one thought reasonably secure. But Rivet argues against the idea that such problems should lead to pottery researchers becoming mere recorders of what was present at each site, in the hope that understanding will come in the distant future. That understanding can only arrive in the future if each body of material is accompanied not only with illustrations and quantification, but also by logical hypotheses and their contemporary justification.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 154
+1242  Théveny, J-M, 'Castellet (Le), La Pinède', Gallia Informations, 1990, 197-8. exc/ptp/150-350 AD 
A brief report on a pottery production site (in Var, France) which includes mention of African red slip ware (Hayes forms 3C, 9A, 14, 23, 23B, 32/58, 33, 50A, 53A, 59A, 59B, 61A, 135, 181, 182, 193, 194, 196, 196A, 197), sigillée claire (Desbat 2, 3, 15, 19, 66) and a lamp stamped C FVN ALEX. Illustrated is a Lezoux samian plate of unusual form stamped CAMBVS F with a graffito cut in the centre before firing, which reads "grisci oficina".  

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