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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 110/2
Steven Willis
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 Pots').

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. Quantified Stats.
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 preparation.
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 distribution.

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 sigillata industry.
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 industry.
    572 Evans, 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 Vol.4).

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 period.
"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".

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