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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 153
1236  Santrot, M-H & J, 'Soubran et Petit-Niort (Charente-Maritime), concurrence "organisée" entre potiers d'ateliers ruraux spécialisés', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de Cognac, 1991, 83-98.
Soubran and Petit-Niort are twin villages which lie almost exactly halfway between Bordeaux and Saintes. This is a study of two recently identified pottery production centres at a distance of some four kilometres apart, which appear to have produced similar series of coarse tablewares, but which seem to have co-operated in the marketing of their products. The two illustrated ranges of wares are not identical, but at both sites one of the most important products was a large pinched-mouthed flagon, and both series also include cornice-rimmed, bag-shaped beakers. A section on chemical analyses of the fabrics shows that they are chemically separable, although visually this is often not the case. It was the results of the analyses which led, therefore, to the realisation that the marketing of the respective series was not competitive, since Petit-Niort products are found at Saintes and elsewhere in Saintonge, while Soubran products
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