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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 105
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Waugh, Karen, Research Subject: A survey of the Roman hinterland of Xanten, lower Rhineland, West Germany, with particular reference to the evidence of the pottery. PhD Thesis, University of Durham, in preparation.
(Full details will appear in Vol. 5). Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 107
955 Burmeister, S, 'Studien zum Wei?enburger "Bäderviertel"', Bayerische Vorgeschichtsblätter, Jahrgang 55, 1990, 107-189. Exc/mil (bath buildings)/cAD 70-mid 3rd/typ
sts (incl Banassac)/cts/ets (incl La Madeleine, Heiligenberg, Rheinzabern & Waiblingen)/osd/lcl/occ (incl Raetian)/ppr-type/mro/ass (Dr 20)
The finds, mainly a body of pottery, from a fairly large complex of bath buildings just outside the fort at Weißenburger which is 6 km south of the limes (and about 75 km due west of Regensburg - see entry no. 964). The format is quite standard: there is a general discussion of the site, with several plans, some of which date from excavations as long ago as 1926, although more recent work was also carried out in 1949. 
   The pottery begins with a catalogue of the samian, of which some 37 decorated pieces are illustrated. Thereafter follows a catalogue some 304 drawings of coarse pottery, arranged as a form type series, with detailed fabric descriptions for each piece. There is no quantification of the unillustrated material, and the discussion on pp 135-7 appears to be the only place in which the significance of the finds is considered, and that is mainly concerned with the sigillata. Nevertheless the report presents a useful body of material in a very usable manner.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 109
964 Fischer, T, Das Umland des Römischen Regensburg, Munich, 1990 (two volumes).
syn/rrs,rur,cem/cAD 80-400/ggp,usf
sts/cts/ets/occ (Raetian)/mro/lcl
This large report is a study of the region surrounding Regensburg, on the limes in southern Germany. In the first volume there is an introductory section on the finds in general, followed by relatively short sections on each of the many sites covered. The finds from these sites are illustrated in the second volume, which presents them by groups: about half of these are grave groups, and the rest are selected context groups. There is a great deal of illustrated pottery - the second volume alone has some 231 plates, most of which are mainly devoted to pottery. Of greatest interest is the decorated samian, mainly from Rheinzabern, and the very fine Raetian ware beakers with 'hairpin'-type barbotine decoration. See also entry no. 955. Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 115
997  Redknap, M, 'Medieval pottery production at Mayen: recent advances, current problems', in Gaimster, D R M, Redknap, M & Wegner, H-H, Zur Keramik des Mittelalters und der beginnenden Neuzeit im Rheinland: Medieval and later pottery from the Rhineland and its markets, Brit Archaeol Rep Int Ser 440, 1988, 3-37.
syn/ptp/late Roman (2nd half of 4th)
mek
    The title of this paper is misleading, since at least ten percent of the paper is concerned with the production of late Roman pottery at Mayen, prior to the development of the medieval pottery industry. While this is presented as continuity, as if the late Roman production was merely 'pre-medieval', it clearly has a completely different significance for students of late Roman pottery found in Britain, where the Frankish coarseware is more or less wholly absent Redknap illustrates a few examples of typical late Roman 'honey pots' (very similar to Derbyshire ware) on fig. 3, and shows the whole range of forms in much reduced format on fig. 18. There is a distribution map (fig. 4) for both Britain and the Rhineland (much updated since Fulford & Bird 1975), and there is very interesting diagram showing the "theoretical fall-off curves for decrease of sites with Mayen Ware", with late Roman ware above the X-axis (km from source), and early medieval ware below it, the Y-axis showing the number of identified sites per 40 km band. This illustrates nicely the mainly coastal distribution (Canterbury, Colchester, London and Portchester account for 87.2% of the sample, by sherd count) of the late Roman ware in Britain.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 116
1004 Simon, H-G, 'Munzen und Terra Sigillata aus den Grabungen von 1984 bis 1986', in Schönbergcr, H. Kohler, H-J & Simon, H-G, 'Neue Ergebnisse zur Geschichte des Kastells Oberstimm', Bericht der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission, Band 70, 1989, (243-320), 267-307.
exc/mil/Neronian-Hadrianic
sts/tsg (Banassac)/cts/stv (amphora & mortarium)/amp/mro
Although a few brooches are interjected here and there this is mainly a report on the samian from the fort at Oberstimm, very nearly all of which is South Gaulish. This reader found one piece from Banassac (style of Natalis, B50, Abb 16. late Domitian-Hadrianic), one from Central Gaul (B56, Abb 16, AD 100-120) and one from Chemery (B66, AD 110-140, not illustrated) in the text, but there might have been a few others. The decorated samian is copiously illustrated, by means of photographs of plaster casts made from latex moulds; there are also a few stamps and other small finds, which have been drawn. There is no coarse ware, but two amphora stamps and two mortarium stamps are illustrated.
1006 Simpson, G, 'Erreurs touchant les sigillées de Holzhausen, Lezoux et Blickweiler, et quelques potiers gallo-romains', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Lezoux, 1989, 81-83. 
syn/ptp/lst-2nd
cts/ets (Blickweiler)
This is an angry paper, certainly by the polite standards of modern archaeological discourse. Dr Simpson criticises Barbara Pferdehirt (in Die Keramik des Kastells Holzhausen - 1976) firstly for having neglected to read the text of Oswald & Pryce 1920: most English-speaking users of that volume are quickly aware that it not a straightforward presentation of a "sigillata type series", but rather a commentary on samian forms which includes, on the Plates, examples of variant forms from other sources and even metal vessels in order to fully examine the evolutions of specific types. Fr Pferdehirt fell into this trap quite comprehensively, by assuming that all the larger vessels on PL LVIII are of the Walters form 79 and that this is the equivalent of Ludowici Th, whereas nos. 3 & 5 are actually 'variants', and O &: p make it fairly clear (in the text, pp199-200) that the Lezoux examples are not identical in form to the East Gaulish versions from Rheinzabern and Trier. Fr Pferdehirt has committed similar errors in her reading of O &: p on Dr form 22/23,

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