of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 pages 96-97
Maggi Darling, (*) Maggi Darling & R P
Symonds & (*) JR Perrin
*780 Moore, I E, with J Plouviez & S West, The
Archaeology of Roman Suffolk, Suffolk County Council, 1988.
syn/ptp,k1n/1ate Iron Age-Roman
This 'popular' publication is mentioned here because it
includes the following useful items: 1) a map (fig I11.9) which
shows, among other things, the distribution of imported amphorae
and of Belgic cremation cemeteries; 2) plans of the larger
settlements (fig I11.22) showing pottery kilns in context 3) a
map (I11.38) showing the kiln sites in Suffolk and 4)
illustrations (I11.39-40) of various pottery kiln types in
Suffolk and (I11.41) a reconstruction of a kiln. There is also a
photograph (I11.50) of a "cremation group from a barrow,
now destroyed, at Rougham", which is not descibed, but is
probably late 2nd-3rd century and includes two samian Dr
18131's, two Dr 33's, two ?BB2 small beaker/jars, two
ring-necked flagons and a large two-handled glass urn.
+781 Webster, C J, 'Ernest Greenfield's Excavations
at Exning Roman Villa', Proc Cambridgeshire Archaeol Soc, Vol
76, 1987, (42-66), 59-66. Includes reports on 'Samian Ware',
by B R Hartley, 59; and 'Mortaria', by K F Hartley, 59-61.
This report covers the excavations by Greenfield in 1958-9 of a
building which had contained a mosaic, which had been removed in
1906. There is a sequence, pre-villa - timber building - stone
building (various phases) - medieval droveway. The report was
prepared while the author was a student at Leicester University
on the post-graduate Finds Course.
The pottery catalogue is restricted to the
illustrated vessels (60 in all), ordered by phase. Fabrics A to
X and AX are described (although AX is medieval), including
well-known wares like Nene Valley cc. Strangely these are rarely
used in the catalogue. Fabrics F and J are samian ware not seen
by B R Hartley. Some of the grey wares are likely to be
Horningsea ware. There is no quantification. Evidently the
supervision by the course tutors was not really adequate.
782 West, S, 'The Iron Age pottery', and 'The
Romano-British pottery', in West, S, West Stow, Suffolk:
The Prehistoric and Romano-British Occupation, E Anglian
Archaeol, Vol 48, 1990, 60-8 and 76-96, respectively. Also
includes 'Potters' stamps', by V Rigby, 86-9 and 'Samian',
by B Hartley & B Dickinson, 89-91.
exc/ptp,klnl3rd-lst BC-c60 AD(LA.), 80-mid 2nd(R-B)/typ
This multi-period site starts with Mesolithic, Neolithic and
Iron Age occupation, the latter extending to the mid 1st century
AD (there are 21 pottery illustrations for I.A. Phase I; 27 for
I.A. Phase II; and 23 for LA. Phase III), followed by an
important early fine ware production site, which was itself
succeeded by Anglo-Saxon occupation.
The report details 5 excavated kilns and the
remains of two simple buildings, and publishes a type series of
the pottery, comprising 26 types, with 115 illustrations
supplemented by photographs of decorations and potters'
stamps. Quantification is confined to rim
flagons as a share of the assemblage. While the bulk of the
pottery is coarse ware, there is a significant proportion of
derivatives of samian and/or Gallo-Belgic forms and decorated
beakers. Decoration includes compass scribing, ring stamps,
rouletting, combed lines, barbotine dots and painting. An
important stamp report by V Rigby is also included. (NB. See
Review by M J Darling, this issue)