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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 114
597 Blaszkiewicz, P, David, P. Jigan, C & Marin, J-Y, 'Quelques données nouvelles sur la nécropole gab-romaine du Grand- Jardin à Lisieux (Calvados): La collection Delaporte du Musée de Lille', Revue Arch. Ouest 3, 1986, 119-134.
A short paper publishing pottery and glass from a 19th century collection, with the aim of putting the material into a modern perspective on Roman pottery found in Lower Normandy. It is not a large amount of material, however, and it will probably be more important for its coarse wares than for the imports: had it been written only a year or so later, its writers would have been unlikely to have attributed the roughcast, cornice-rimmed beakers to Compiègne, as their own more recent research has shown evidence both of local production and of importation otherwise almost exclusively from the Argonne.
Location: Muséc des Beaux-Arts, Lille
598 Blaszkiewicz, P & Dufoumier, D, 'Caractérisation et diffusion du "gobelet sac" en Normandie, du milieu du ler a la fin du Iie siècle', Sociéty Française d Elude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, Actes du Congrès de Caen, 28-31 mai, 1987,1987, 75-80.
exc,col,syn/trd/mid 1st-end of 2nd/typ 
A useful summary of the types of colour-coated beakers found in Normandy dating from the latter half of the 1st century to the end of the 2nd (or perhaps somewhat later, to judge by the inclusion of Trier-type 'Moselkeramik'). Chemical analyses by the authors and others (see also entry no. 670) have demonstrated that the colour-coated wares made at centres such as Lezoux, the Argonne, Jaulges/Villiers-Vineux and Trier are clealy chemically distinguishable. Examples of vessels from all of these sources have been identified in Normandy, as well as vessels probably from a local source. These latter are roughcast, cornice-rimmed beakers with a greyish fabric; all such vessels with a reddish fabric are (chemically) identified as from the Argonne.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 116
607 David, P & Blaszkiewicz, P, 'Estampilles sur céramique gallo- beige en Normandie. Ier/IIe siècle', Société Francaise d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, Actes du Congrès de Caen, 28-31 mai, 1987, 1987, 51-67.
blg/tng/trb/stv (stamps only for all types)
A detailed study of stamps on Gallo-Belgic wares found in Normandy The majority are found to have been made either at the workshops of the Vesle Valley (see entry no. 604) or at Vertault, near Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d'Or), although these centres appear to have had some connections with each other. The paper is supplemented by a number of tables detailing aspects of the stamps and their distribution, and there is considerable discussion of the comparative chronology and distribution of the wares from the respective production centres, as well as on the nature of trade in pottery during the period in question.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 118
623 Fulford, M, 'La céramique et les échanges commerciaux stir la Manche à l'époque romaine', Société Française d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, Actes du Congrès de Caen, 28-31 mai, 1987, 1987, 95-106.
    syn/trd/late Iron Age to end of Roman period
"Résumé: The evidence that pottery provides for trade and contact across the Channel between the late Iron Age and the end of the Roman period is reviewed. The problem of distinguishing between the regional and long distance stimuli to cross-Channel traffic is discussed. Quantitative studies of imported wares as a proportion of complete pottery assemblages will help to resolve this mailer. The regional pattern becomes clearer in the late Roman period when long distance traffic is of less importance. Quantitative studies of BB1 and Oxfordshire ware allow us to distinguish two main areas of contact in the later Roman period. On the one hand there is evidence for important links between central southern England and eastern Brittany and western Normandy; on the other, the evidence of Oxfordshire ware, Argonne ware and Eifelkeramik demonstrates the role of short crossings between the mouth of the Rhine and Boulogne and east Kent and the Thames estuary, including London. In general we probably underestimate the importance of the links between north-western France and southern and south-eastern England in the Roman period.": In short, an up-dated and boiled-down version, in French, of the author's paper in Peacock (ed.), Pottery and Early Commerce, 1977.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 120
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.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 122
660 Pilet, C, 'La céramique britanno-romaine et anglo-saxonne découverte dans les nécropoles bas-Normandes', Société Française d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, Actes du Congrès de Caen, 28-31 mai, 1987, 1987, 87-93.
The central theme of the 1987 SFECAG meeting at Caen was "Gallo-Roman and Romano-British pottery in the northwest of the Empire: the role of Normandy between the continent and the British Isles" (the meeting was also attended by a number of Study Group members). Although several other papers included here (see entry nos. 598, 623, 656 & 670) formed a part of that discussion, this was probably the most surprising, in its revelation of obviously substantial trade between the south of England and Normandy in the late Roman period, continuing well into the early Saxon period. The late Roman pottery illustrated is entirely coarse ware, including late BB1 flaring-rimmed jars, and imitations of BB1, probably from either Alice bit or the New Forest, or both. There are also typical Saxon jars, with sagging bodies and vertically-oriented bosses, as well as a range of Saxon metalwork. The paper is only a brief summary of the British material to be found in a number of published reports on both cemeteries and occupation sites, mostly in central Normandy.
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