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then weathering may cause some interference, and it is recommended that the results be compared with 'macroscopic' as well as mineralogical and petrological analyses. Aside from the chemical work, there are also some 301 Dr 20 stamps illustrated, and there is a dating chart which shows that the majority of the pieces are 1st century in date.
990  Martin-Kilcher, S, 'Le vin et la Suisse romaine', Archéologie de la Vigne et du Vin: Actes du Collogue 28-29 mai 1988, University de Tours, Caesarodunum, T. 24, 1990, 175-204.
syn/---/1st BC-5th AD/typ
aae/amp/aga/ait/ana/arh/asg/ass
This is a compact round-up of all the amphora types found in Switzerland, showing a range not obviously dissimilar to that found in Britain, although undoubtedly some types are more common here than there, and vice versa. An astonishing amount of detail is packed into thirty A5 pages. Fr Martin-Kilcher begins by pointing out the differences between north and south (of the Alpes): in the north, olive oil and fish sauces were virtually unknown before the Roman conquest, whereas they were commonplace in the south, and wine production also becomes important in the north only by the late Empire, so that north of the Alpes these basic commodities needed to be imported, especially in the early Roman period. She examines in more depth the finds of wine-amphorae throughout Switzerland, and then examines the importations by provenance, beginning with Italy, followed by Spain, Gaul, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Africa. A series of histograms at the end illustrates the percentages of amphorae containing wine, oil, fish sauces and other contents, respectively. (A note attached to the photocopy of this paper sent by its author Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 114
993  Meylan, M-F, Marsens: La terre sigillée du vicus gallo-
romain,
Archéblogie Fribourgeoise, T. 4, 1988.
exc/set/mid 1st-early 3rdAyp,usf
sts (incl Banassac)/cts/ets (Heiligenberg, Ittenviller & Rheinzabern)
A total of 207 sherds of decorated and 512 sherds of plain samian are reported on, with 196 drawings (including 115 mould-decorated pieces, and a type series of plain forms) and a further five photographs. Quantification by sherd count is used to show the percentages of vessel types (Tableaux I &: III), and of broad fabric groupings (Tableau II). 28.7% of the wares studied were mould-decorated, while 71.2% were plain. 71% were from South Gaul (La Graufesenque & Banassac), 6.3% were from Central Gaul while 8.3% was from East Gaul, the rest being indeterminate. (Daniel Paunier remarks in the introduction that the proportion of East Gaulish ware is significantly higher than that found at Geneva, Lyon or Lausanne, and this points to a closer connection with the Rhineland than is found on sites only slightly to the south and west: It is also of interest that there is virtually no Helvetian sigillata). The catalogue is detailed and precise. The only complaint one could make is that it is a pity that the samian had to be divorced from the rest of the material; there is no indication, however, of plans to publish the rest
    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 115-16
1002  Schucany, C, 'La céramique de la région de Soleure (Suisse)', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Mandeure-Malhay, 1990, 97-105.
exc/ptp,twn/mid 1st-first half of 3rd/ggp
sts/mro/painted ware/gry/lcl/osd/occ (local)
This paper illustrates five dated groups from Soleure/Solothurn, which lies about halfway between Avenches and Augst/Kaiseraugst. The groups are dated as follows: 1) 25-50 AD; 2) 56/7-75/80; 3) 75/80-C12O, 4) 120-190/200; and 5) first half of the 3rd. The three illustrated vessels of 'La Tène tradition' painted ware are quite striking. However, although the paper begins by citing recent evidence for local pottery production, including 'La Tène tradition' painted wares, the catalogue is ambiguous as to which pieces are likely local products: if we are to accept the entire range as local products, then it is a rather wider and more interesting range than was produced at Augst/Kaiseraugst (see entry no. 965, above). Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 150
1222  Laubenheimer, F, (ed), Les amphores en Gaule: Production et circulation. Centre de Recherches d'Histoire Ancienne, 116, CNRS, Paris, 1992. See also entry no. 1223.
syn.exc.chm/---/lst-4th/---
aga/aae/cta/ait/ako/aly/asg/amp (Dr 1, Dr 9 similis, Dr 16, Dr 20 similis, Dr 43, Gauloise 12 - furrow-rimmed, Mas sal iete, )/r527/stv
This is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at a Round Table held at Metz on October 4th-6th, 1990. These probably all deserve separate Bibliography entries, but for JRPS 5 there is space and time only for the following summary of titles (with the exception of the paper by A P Fitzpatrick, which we include as entry no. 1223): The volume is divided into three sections, entitled 'Production, new evidence', "The distribution of amphorae', and 'Databanks and analyses', and the first two of these are followed by sections of general debate (tape-recorded at the meeting), on pp 113-5 and 207-218, respectively. A number of the individual papers are also followed by transcripts of the discussions which followed their presentation. Laubenheimer, F, with Gébara, C & Béraud, I, 'Production d'amphores a Fréjus', 15-24. With an appendix by M Picon. See also entry no. 1220, and the second paper by the same authors in the same volume, below. A considerable range of types was produced at Fréjus, including a Dr 16 found at Winchester Palace in London, with painted inscription indicating that it contained wine (Liquamen Excellens) from Antibes - but the analyses by M Picon show the vessel was probably made at Fréjus.
   Meffre, J-C &: p, 'L'atelier augustéen d'amphores et de céramiques de Sainte-Cécile-les Vignes (Vaucluse)', 25-35. Situated between Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine, this site produced imitations of Dr 2-4 and of Pascual 1, and Gauloise 2 and Gauloise 10 amphorae.
   Dangréaux, B, Desbat, A, Picon, M & Schmitt, A, 'La production d'amphores à Lyon', 37-50. With an appendix on scientific analyses. This is an updating of JRPS 4, entry no. 958.
   Martin-Kilcher, S, 'La fabrication d'amphores vinaires Dressel 2-4 a Augusta Rauricorum (Augst, Suisse) et le début de la viticulture au Nord des Alpes', 51-8. Augst produced its own versions of Dr 2-4, not dissimilar from those made at Mougon (Indre-et-Loire) and at Brockley Hill.

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