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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 2, 1989 page 125
386 Santrot, M-H & J, & Lahanier, Ch, 'Céramiques communes et semi-fines en Saintonge et en Bordelais: étude de caractérisation et contribution a l'analyse d'un système ceramique regional', Recherches gallo-romaines I, Laboratoire de Recherche des Musées de France, Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux,
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A lengthy and mainly scientific study of the products, both fine and coarse, of a group of workshops just north of Bordeaux, as well as the pottery imported into the region. This is among the most thorough reports yet published on the application of chemical analysis, in this case X-ray fluorescence analysis, to the study of Roman pottery. The pottery types could well include some which are found in small quantities in Britain; the analysis is discussed in detail and illustrated by many diagrams and tables, and clearly a good effort has been made to relate the information derived from the analysis back to the pottery from which the samples were taken. Available through Oxbow Books. See also the review by D P S Peacock in Britannia 18.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 100
*822 Review of Baratte, et al, (J Hours, ed), Laboratoire de Recherche des Musées de France: Recherches Gallo-Romaines I (1985), by Peacock, D P 5, Britannia, Vol 18, 1987, 382-3. 
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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 144
1183  Berthault, F, 'Observations sur le matériel amphorique de 1'officine du Champ Cloux à Saintes', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de Cognac, 1991, 53-58. See also entry no. 1182.
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This is a brief discourse on the nature of amphorae, mainly of the flat-bottomed variety, made at Saintes and elsewhere in the Bordelaise region. While the material includes some locally-made versions of Dr 2-4, it is mainly composed of Gauloise 5 and Gauloise 3/5 amphorae, which are relatively small flat-bottomed vessels with fairly broad flat rims. Because small flagon-sized and somewhat larger, medium-sized versions occur as well as the amphora-sized vessels, Berthault is troubled by the definition of what ought to be called a flagon, and what ought to be an 'amphorette' or an amphora. Although his division of the same form into three separate sizes, effectively 'small', 'medium' and 'large', is based on a series of precise measurements, in the discussion which followed the paper both F Laubenheimer and A Michaud point out that his number of measureable samples was extremely small, and many vessels of intermediate sizes also appear to have been made. Since there is no direct evidence as to the contents, Berthault also appears to suggest in the discussion that these amphorae - and amphorettes and flagons - might have been used for garum or olive oil instead of wine, unlikely as that might seem.
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 150
1222 Laubenheimer, F, (ed), Les amphores en Gaule: Production et circulation. Centre de Recherches d'Histoire Ancienne, 116, CNRS, Paris, 1992. See also entry no. 1223.
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This is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at a Round Table held at Metz on October 4th-6th, 1990. These probably all deserve separate Bibliography entries, but for JRPS 5 there is space and time only for the following summary of titles (with the exception of the paper by A P Fitzpatrick, which we include as entry no. 1223): The volume is divided into three sections, entitled 'Production, new evidence', "The distribution of amphorae', and 'Databanks and analyses', and the first two of these are followed by sections of general debate (tape-recorded at the meeting), on pp 113-5 and 207-218, respectively. A number of the individual papers are also followed by transcripts of the discussions which followed their presentation. Laubenheimer, F, with Gébara, C & Béraud, I, 'Production d'amphores a Fréjus', 15-24. With an appendix by M Picon. See also entry no. 1220, and the second paper by the same authors in the same volume, below. A considerable range of types was produced at Fréjus, including a Dr 16 found at Winchester Palace in London, with painted inscription indicating that it contained wine (Liquamen Excellens) from Antibes - but the analyses by M Picon show the vessel was probably made at Fréjus.
   Meffre, J-C &: p, 'L'atelier augustéen d'amphores et de céramiques de Sainte-Cécile-les Vignes (Vaucluse)', 25-35. Situated between Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine, this site produced imitations of Dr 2-4 and of Pascual 1, and Gauloise 2 and Gauloise 10 amphorae.
   Dangréaux, B, Desbat, A, Picon, M & Schmitt, A, 'La production d'amphores à Lyon', 37-50. With an appendix on scientific analyses. This is an updating of JRPS 4, entry no. 958.
   Martin-Kilcher, S, 'La fabrication d'amphores vinaires Dressel 2-4 a Augusta Rauricorum (Augst, Suisse) et le début de la viticulture au Nord des Alpes', 51-8. Augst produced its own versions of Dr 2-4, not dissimilar from those made at Mougon (Indre-et-Loire) and at Brockley Hill.
   Baudoux, J, 'Production d'amphores dans 1'Est de la Gaule', 59-69. Several East Gaulish production centres, including Rheinzabern, seem to have produced either imitations of Dr 20 amphorae, globular Dr 20-like amphorae with flat bottoms, or Gaulish-type amphorae. The Rheinzabern Dr 20 imitations are stamped with names which also appear on samian from the site. This paper provoked a lengthy discussion on the organisation of pottery workshops in Gaul. Schallmayer, E, 'Production d'amphores en Germanie Supérieure?', 71-4. Similar types to those of the previous paper, Walldurn, on the limes.
   Laubenheimer, F & Lequoy, M-C, 'Les amphores Gauloise 12 de Normandie. Le matériel de la nécropole de Vatteville-la Rue', 75-92. With an appendix by F Formenti. This is a substantial updating of what is known of Gauloise 12s, small reeded-rimmed amphorae from Normandie. The distribution map shows almost as many points in Britain as in northern Gaul.
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