of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 pages 110/2
567Braithwaite, Gillian, Research subject:
"Face Pots in the Roman Empire, especially on the Rhine and
the Danube - an extension of her article in Britannia Vol. XV
1984", (information from Dr R. Reece), Ph.D. Thesis,
University of London Institute of Archaeology, in preparation.
(Mrs. Braithwaite's Britannia paper - Bibliography entry
no. 158 in both Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Essex) - contains a reference
to her 1982 Institute of Archaeology (London) B.A. Dissertation
entitled 'West Roman Face Pots, Face Beakers, and Head
568 Charles, Daphne, 'Aspects of the chronology and
distribution of Silchester Ware pottery', Undergraduate
Dissertation, University of Reading, 1980.
cxc, col, syn/njs, rrs, trd, twn, set, opp/lst, to c85, mainly
A comprehensive study of the chronology, production and
distribution of this distinctive 'local" coarse ware.
Location: various local museums
569 Cooper, N, 'A technological study of Roman pottery
from the Lower Nene Valley kiln site at Park Farm, Stanground,
Peterborough', Post-excavation Studies Diploma dissertation,
University of Leicester, 1985.
A paper summarizing the results of this work has been published
in JRPS 2, 59-65.
Location: Peterborough Museum
570 Cooper, N, 'The Roman pottery industry of the Lower
Nene Valley', PhD thesis, University of Leicester, in
This work brings together a corpus of information regarding this
major production centre. The established type-series for the
products has now been expanded the main aim of the research,
however, is to examine the marketing of Lower Nene Valley wares
in relation to the other late Roman industries (ie Oxfordshire, Crambeck,
etc). It is intended to advance and test new models of marketing
571 Dance, Jonathan, 'A Concordance of the Hermet and
Oswald figure- types on samian', Undergraduate Dissertation,
University of London Institute of Archaeology, 1986.
The aim of this work was to establish:
i) which figure-type categories are exclusive to a particular
ii) those categories "preferred" by an industry, ie.
types for which one industry has 65% or more of all the variants
of figure- types.
A comprehensive concordance is listed. Errors and ambiguities in
Oswald's references together with any "problems": In
the attempted correspondence are noted. On the basis of
Oswald's figure-types, (with amendments from Ricken and
Fischer), 64 out of 231 categories could be allocated to one
Jeremy, 'Aspects of later Roman pottery assemblages in
northern England', Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bradford, 1986.
This study examined pottery supply in northern
England during the 3rd and 4th centuries as well as other
aspects of pottery assemblages in the region. The pottery kilns
of the East Yorkshire industries were characterized by Neutron
Activation Analysis. The results were employed to check visually
discriminated fabric groups. Quantified data from 15 sites
across the north was collected by the author and together with
the limited published quantitative data was used to examine the
distribution, marketing and competition between fabric types in
the region. Variations of functional types and proportion of
finewares present both between
types of sites and through time was considered. The study found
that pottery supply to the northern frontier seemed to have been
organized by different mechanisms in different periods :
"In the second century much of the pottery used on the
frontier would appear to have been produced by the military
themselves whilst in the third century and earlier fourth
century free market mechanisms would seem to have operated, but
in the late fourth-early fifth centuries some form of
'military contract' would appear to have taken over
supply". Consistent differences between the East Yorkshire
region and the rest of the study area were identified. These may
reflect differences extant during the Iron Age. The author was
able to isolate indications of some 'de-Romanization' in
late Roman assemblages.
573 Faiers, Jane, Research subject: "The
socio-economic aspects of the Roman pottery industry in Britain
in the early second century arising from a detailed study of a
large assemblage from Hadrianic construction deposits found
during the excavation of the south west corner of the baths
insula Wroxeter (including the Piscina and Macellum)",
M.Phil. Thesis, University of London Institute of Archaeology,
in preparation. 3 cwt of pottery is being examined.
exc/mjc/(Wroxeter) post-military to Hadrianic
"It is hoped that this study will provide a type series for
Wroxeter as a whole during this period and also information on
distribution/factories/kilns, whilst also recording changes in
type from earlier deposits".
574 Fitzpatrick, Andrew, 'Cross-Channel relations in
the British later Iron Age', Ph.D. Thesis, University of
Durham, submitted summer 1988. (Full details will appear in
575 Gillings, Mark, 'Roman pottery in Scotland',
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bradford, in preparation. See also
entry no 536, above.
chm, syn/mil, ind, kin, ptp/concentrating on the Antonine
"A study looking at the questions of and mechanisms for the
production and supply of ceramics to the frontier zone through a
linked analytical programme of Neutron Activation Analysis and
Thin Section Petrology. "The so called locally produced
coarse wares from Bearsden, Croy Hill, Bar Hill, Inveresk,
Duntocher and Cramond are being studied along with the mortaria
which Kay Hartley has suggested have origins in the frontier
zone. As well as the pottery both clay sources and daubs are
being analysed in an effort to overcome the problems caused by
an absence of reliable kiln material".