Journal of Roman Pottery
Vol 3, 1990 page 124
M, La Céramique Commune Gallo-Romaine dans le Nord de
la France (Nord, Pas-de-Calais), Presses Universitaires de
Lille, Université de Lille III, 1980.
This book is a summary of Mme Tuffreau-Libre's work on the
pottery from a considerable number of sites in northern France.
It is, however, limited to the study of coarse pottery
types, which means that not only samian but also all types of
colour-coated wares are excluded. It is nevertheless an
interesting volume, with a considerable amount of discussion of
the dating of types, and including numerous graphs showing the
frequency of general types at different sites, as well as
studies of vessel-sizes. Some of these latter discussions look
rather pseudo-scientific, although this may only be because they
do appear to have been computer-generated: for her generation,
Mme Tuffreau-Libre's approach is undoubtedly relatively
enlightened. It is not helped, however, by her drawings: her
style of ubiquitous stippling is very distinctive, but it does
not make for easy comparisons with vessels from elsewhere.
Tuffreau-Libre, M & Jacques, A, 'La céramique gallo-romaine
du ler siècle dans le sud de l'Atrébatie', Gallia 43,
fasc. 1, 1985, 127-145.
A detailed paper on the 1st century pottery from a number of
sites at and in the region surrounding Arras. The range of wares
has many similarities with that published in Camulodunum, although
there are also obviously local wares, such the North Gaulish
necked jars with burnished rings around the neck. The paper
includes useful comparative discussion on the types of pottery
found contemporaneously in cemeteries, villas and in the town.