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Journal 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
(stamped)/stv/incense burner
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 
    counts, minimizing 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)

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