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806 Hartley, K F & Webster, P V, 'The Pottery', in Davies, J L, 'Excavations at Pen Llwyn Roman Fort, Capel Bangor, Dyfed', Bull Board Celtic Stud, Vol. 33, 1986, (414-428), 425-428.
exc/mil/late 1st-early 2nd
A fort site yielding a very small ceramic assemblage. Flavian occupation seems certain. Early 2nd century occupation rests rather precariously on sherds of BB1 which are unusual in Flavian contexts this far North. Work on nearby forts (e.g. Trawscoed) may resolve this problem.

807 Manning, W H (with the assistance of I R Scott), Report on the Excavations at Usk, 1965-76. The Fortress Excavations 1972-1974 and Minor Excavations on the Fortress and Flavian Fort, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1989, 1%.
exc/mil/cAD 55-70
This volume and the previously published excavation report (W H Manning, The Fortress Excavations 1968-1971, Cardiff, 1981) are the 'structural reports' of the excavations which produced the mass of pottery (particularly pre-Flavian fine wares and locally produced pottery for the fortress, but also much later pottery) which have given rise to Kevin Greene's study of the early fine ware (Pre-Flavian Fine Wares, Cardiff, 1979), and to volumes on the samian, mortaria and fortress/post-fortress coarse pottery (Johns, Hartley, Greene and Webster, forthcoming) now in press. The two excavation volumes summarise pottery and other dating evidence (citing the fortress pottery type series where relevant) and this, together with the feature dating indices (e.g. this volume, pp195-189) are the key to relating pottery to features and to other items from each context.

808 Robinson, D M (ed), Biglis, Caldicot & Llandough. Three Late Iron Age and Romano-British Sites in South East Wales.
Excavations 1977- 79,
Brit Archaeol Rep Brit Ser 188, Oxford, 1988. See entry nor. 809-811.

809 Webster, P V, 'Coarse Pottery', Hartley, K F 'Mortaria' & Boon, G C, 'The samian ware', in Parkhouse, J, 'Excavations at Biglis, South Glamorgan', in entry no. 808, (3-64), 33-47, 48-50 and 50, respectively.
exc/mr,vil?/early lst-2nd quarter of the 4th
A heavily ploughed rural site, presumably of a farmstead. The pottery sequence may be compared with nearby Whitton (M G Jarrett & S Wrathmell, Whitton, Cardiff, 1981) and Llandough (entry no. 811). The early calcite-gritted wares and the Glastonbury-type pottery may be noted.

810 Boon, G C, 'The Samian Ware', & Spencer, B, 'The Coarse Pottery', in Vyner, B E & Allen, D W H, 'A Romano-British Settlement at Caldicot, Gwent', in entry no. 808, (67-122), 100-101 and 102- 118, respectively.
exc/rur/immediately pre-conquest-4th/seq,typ
A heavily ploughed rural site with early occupation supported by a Dobunnic coin. The latest coin is cAD 367-375. The site is near Caerwent and close to a known later 3rd/early 4th century kiln site (Swan 1984, 115-6). The report includes an excursus on the Caldicot material (shortly to be supplemented by Barnett, ci al, in Archaeol J, forthcoming). Spencer draws attention to the 
    similarities between the later grey wares on either side of the Bristol Channel. She concludes that South Wales was influenced by the NW Somerset (Avon) industry.
However, her tankard sequence, for instance, would suggest that both areas were being influenced by the Severn Valley Ware industry to the North.

811 Boon, G C, 'The samian ware', Webster, P V, 'Coarse Pottery', & Hartley, K F, 'Mortaria', in Owen-John, H S. 'Llandough: the Rescue Excavation of a multi-period site near Cardiff, South Glamorgan', in entry no. 808, (125-177), 160-1, 161-171 and 171- 2, respectively.
A farmstead site with underlying round house. The stratification is much better than at nearby Biglis (entry no. 809). The ceramic assemblage may be compared to Biglis and Whitton (cited in entry no. 809).

812 Webster, P V, 'Roman Pottery', in Owen-John, H, 'A Hill-slope Enclosure in Coed y Cwmmdda, near Wenvoe, South Glamorgan', Archaeol Cambrensis, VoL 137, 1988, (43-98),94.
exc/--/4th sherd on Middle Bronze Age-Iron Age site

813 Webster, P V (with contributions from B Dickinson, K F Hartley & W J Owen), 'The Pottery', in Britnell, J, Caersws Vicus, Powys. Excavations at the Old Primary School 1985-86, Brit Archaeol Rep Brit Ser 205, Oxford, 1989, 80-124.
exc/civil set. attached to a fort/mainly cAD 75-early 2nd/seq
mlv/mhm/mca/mdmMem/rgh (N Gaul)/svv/sts/ass/swem/vrm/ wpx/ngm
A useful stratified sequence from an area with little recently published excavation. Surprisingly, the ceramic links seem to be more towards the North West (i.e. the Cheshire/Lancashire Plain) than towards the West (Severn Valley) despite the position on the upper Severn.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 pages 137-38

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