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East Gaul continued:
  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.
   Berthault, F, 'Production d'amphores dans la région bordelaise', 93-100. With appendices by M Picon & A Desbat, by C Latouche & N Maillet, by J-C Pons and by J Dubreuilh. Flat-bottomed amphorae from the Bordeaux region; see also entry nos. 1182 & 1183. Aranegui, C & Gisbert, J-A, 'Les amphores à fond plat de la Péninsule ibérique', 101-111. Gauloise 4-like flat-bottomed amphorae from the east coast of Spain, south of Valencia. These have fairly narrow bases, like the Narbonnaise/South Gaulish versions, and unlike more northerly types.
   Laubenheimer, F, Gébara, C & Béraud, I, 'Circulation des amphores et vide sanitaire, 1'exemple de Fréjus', 119-122. A brief summary of entry no. 1220.
   Brun, J-P, Lecacheur, P &: pasqualini, M, 'Les amphores du port antique de Toulon (Telo Martius)', 123-131. With an appendix on the stamps found on Gaulish amphorae and lids at Toulon.
   Laubenheimer, F, Schwaller, M & Vidal, L, 'Nîmes, les amphores de la rue de Condé', 133-150. With an appendix on the stamps from the rue de Condé, and an appendix by F Formenti, 'Analyse de 1'enduit interne d'une amphore Richborough 527'. Includes a number of tables, pie-charts and histograms showing the percentages of different types found. Wine predominates.
   Desbat, A & Dangréaux, B, 'La distribution des amphores dans la région lyonnaise. Etude de deux sites de consommation', 151-6. Includes several histograms and graphs showing the percentages of different types found. As at Nîmes, wine predominates.
   Martin-Kilcher, S, 'Les amphores de Gaule romaine: leur présence à Augusta Rauricorum', 157-161. A brief summary of the types, their origins and contents. Baudoux, J, 'La circulation des amphores dans le Nord-Est de la France', 163-9. More quantitative comparison. Brulet, R, Laubenheimer, F & Vilvorder, F, 'Les amphores de Braives, un vicus de Gaule Belgique', 171-7. This is a similar quantitative summary, but it includes some unusual imports, possibly from Spain and/or Italy, and a Cretan Dr 43.
   Fitzpatrick, A P, 'La place des amphores dans 1'approvisionnement militaire de 1'Ecosse romaine', 179-183. See also entry no. 1223.
  : panella, C, 'Mercato di Roma e anfore galliche nella prima età imperiale', 185-206. More tables, histograms and pie-charts showing the types found in Rome.
Cipriano, M T, 'Un sistema informativo delle iscrizioni sulla ceramica romana', 221-4. A system used at Rome for computerizing amphora inscriptions.
   Carre, M-B, 'La banque de données "timbres sur amphores romaines" du Centre Camille Jullian', 225-230. A similar system being developed at the University of Provence. Picon, M, 'L'étude en laboratoire des amphores. Problèmes spécifiques', 231-6. Problems involved in elemental analyses of amphorae.
   Virtually all of these papers are relatively brief resumes of material which either has been or will be published in more detail elsewhere. Nevertheless, given that the specific and general discussions include comments by most of the best-known amphora researchers in Europe, the volume as a whole is a remarkably comprehensive summary of the general state of amphora studies as they stood in 1990.
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 155
1248  Vertet, H, 'Observations sur la sociologie et 1'économie des ateliers de potiers gallo-romains du centre de la Gaule', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Cognac, 1991, 185-191.
This is a thoughtful examination of the development of the pottery industries in Gaul - Central Gaul in particular - and on the social and economic status of the potters. The installation of the industries in South Gaul, Central Gaul and Lyon in the early 1st century were all deliberate acts, requiring substantial capital investments, at places where there was little or no previous tradition of pottery production. A similar sort of investment was also needed in Central Gaul in the early 2nd century, when the potters began using a calcareous clay and the industry was re-organised. Vertet suggests that the initial investments must have been undertaken by Romans directly, while the later investments may have come from wealthy Gauls. In either case, however, the potters themselves were relatively poor, although not slaves - Vertet quotes Finley, who speaks of peasants who were "neither slaves nor free men". It is also worth noting Vertet's complaint (in footnote 2) that this is a subject which is no longer receiving the attention it deserves: some thirty years ago the CNRS created three posts to cover the production centres of South, Central and East Gaul, respectively; two of the three original occupants are now retired, and have not been replaced.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Vol 11 2004 page 148
1431 Simon, H-G, Köhler, H-J, Ein Geschirrdepot des 3 Jahrhunderts. Grahungen im Lagerdorf des Kastells Langenhain, Römisch-Germanischen Kommission des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts zu Frankfurt A M Materialen zur römisch-german-ischen Keramik, Heft 11, Habelt, Bonn 1992 exc/csf/ggp/ early to mid 3rd
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The majority of this book is concerned with the finds from two cellars belonging to houses within the civil settlement attached to the fort at Langenhain, apparently destroyed by fire c233. Both produced large deposits of largely homogeneous pottery although the published sections suggest that neither are truly sealed deposits. The main interest for readers of the Journal will be in the large amount of samian, including plain ware, published with Rheinzabern and Trier well represented and pieces from Lavoye and Heiligenberg also present. Among material published from elsewhere in the fort and civil settlement, samian from La Madeleine, the Satto/Saturninus workshop and Blickweiler. Of particular interest are the 116 stamped vessels from cellar 1 which are the work of just 5 Rheinzabern potters.
For a review by Joanna Bird, which more extensively summarises the book, see Britannia 25, 1994, 342.

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