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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 pages 118-19
629 Groupe de travail sur les sigillées claires, 'Céramiques tardives à revètement argileux des Alpes du nord et de la vallée du Rhône (de Martigny à Vienne)', Figlina 7, 1986, 19-49. See also entry no. 613).
exc,col,syn/ptp,trd/late 2nd-4th/typ 
tsg ('Claire B' and 'luisante')
As with entry no. 613, the subject of this paper is one which would not normally be included in the Bibliography, as it is well outside the sphere of pottery found in Roman Britain. Yet the illustrations clearly demonstrate a number of obvious links with pottery made in Britain. The paper is the result of a joint effort (from 1977 to 1981) of roughly twenty researchers working at sites in the Savoie region, in the Lyons region, near Geneva and around Lake Geneva as far north as Avenches, and at points in between these places. The vessels most similar to Romano-British products are wall-sided bowls with scroll-like painted decoration, which might as easily have been made either in the New Forest or Oxfordshire (Young form C69); also plates with broad curving rim (Young form C48). There are numerous examples of Drag 30/37-shaped bowls with circular stamped decorations very similar to the East Anglian products which appear to imitate London ware (cf. Rodwell, in Arthur & Marsh, Figs. 7.10-7.13). Finally there are beakers there are beakers which are typologically indistinguishable from 3rd and 4th century 'Rhenish' forms. See also entry no. 661.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 pages 122
655 Paunier, D, Bernal, J, Castella, D, Flutsch, L, Gardiol, J-B & Rossi, F, 'Du nouveau à  l'ouest de Lousanna - bilan de trois années de recherches', Arch. Suisse 10, 3, 1987, (112-125), 116-118.
A very brief report on three years excavations at Lausanne, including some thirty illustrated vessels. It is hoped that the more detailed publications on these sites will be reviewed in the next JRPS volume.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 107
952  Brentchaloff, D, 'L'amphore à saumure de type Fréjus-
Lenzbourg', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés ď Orange, 1988, 179-187.
A brief paper defining a newly identified fish sauce amphora type made at Fréjus, which is given a double-barrelled name, without a number, to mark the fact that three whole examples were found at Lenzburg (Switzerland) and published (more recently) by U. Niffeler ('Römisches Lenzburg, Vicus und Theater', Veröffentlichungen der Gesellschaft Pro Vindonissa, Vol 8, 1988, 202, fig. 2). The form is vaguely similar to the type labelled 'Dressel 9 similis' by Dangréaux & Desbat (see entry no. 963), although both the rim and the small footring have distinctive shapes. See also entry no. 953.
953  Brentchaloff, D &: picon. M, 'Amphores de Fréjus-
Lenzbourg: origine contrölée', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de Mandeure-Mathay, 1990, 225-230.
An update, resulting from both further comparative investigations and chemical analyses, of entry no. 952. The former work has
    mainly resulted in further examples having been identified, in southern France and Switzerland; the latter work examined the compositions of 8 samples of this amphora type found at five different sites in Switzerland, and found that seven were almost certainly made at Fréjus, while for the eighth an "origine fréjusienne" could not be excluded.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 109
965  Furger, A R, 'Les ateliers de poterie de la ville d'Augusta Rauricorum (Augst et Kaiseraugst, Suisse)', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Mandeure-Mathay, 1990, 107-124.
syn/ptp,kln (modern reconstruction)/Tiberian-4thAyp
lcl/osd/gry/amp/occ (local)/tng/mro/
Augusta Rauricorum was an important pottery production centre, as this round-up of the known kiln-sites and their products makes clear, and as the members of the SFECAG saw for themselves in May 1990, since the Mandeure-Mathay meeting included a coach-trip to Augst, and on the return journey, after having visited the museum and the centre of the Roman town, the coaches stopped to allow the group to visit no fewer than three different sites, all quite substantial, where groups of kilns have been preserved under permanent, weatherproofed shelters. There is also an experimental kiln at the main Augusta Rauricorum site (shown on fig 1), which was fired for the benefit of the SFECAG visit, and there is a brief report on it as an appendix to this paper. However, in spite of the size of the preserved kilns (they include both round and rectangular shapes, and several are very large), the pottery type series illustrated in this paper, and the nature of the bibliography quoted, suggests that this is essentially an urban production centre which was its own principal market. In that sense, the range of its products, and the probable extent of the industry is very reminiscent of both Colchester and York. The production of fine ware, mainly bag- shaped beakers is very interesting, as is the appearance in this series of several Cam form 306's, plain open bowls with a thickened rim, here ascribed to the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 113
988  Martin-Kilcher, S, Schupbach, S, Stem, W B & Bailié, J,
'Keramikanalysen an romischen ölamphoren aus Augst,
Kaiseraugst, Avenches und Lausanne-Vidy.
Naturwissenschaftliche und archäologische Aspckle.', Jahrbuch
der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte,
Vol 68, 1985, 173-204.
chm,syn/---/1st-late Roman
ass (Dr 20. 23 & 20/23)/stv (Dr 20)
The results of analyses of some 200 Dr 20 stamped amphora handles using X-ray fluorescence (EDS-XFA), carried out at the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography of the University of Basel As often happens in this sort of project, the initial results with only 20 or so samples were very promising, and appeared to suggest the presence of five different groups of amphorae from various parts of the Guadalquivir Valley. Further work, however, with a much larger group of samples, was rather less satisfactory, and it was found, after much sawing-up of samples and repeated analyses of sherds from separate sites, that weathering appears to be far more influential on amphora sherds than it is normally assumed to be on fineware sherds. It was felt that successful analyses could be obtained only from the interior of a sample sherd, and even 

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