"The Thesis examines settlement in the valley
(the road system, and towns, ports, road stations, villas,
highland settlements) from the late Republic to the early
Islamic period (10th C.), concentrating in particular on the
occupation of the 4th C. A.D. onwards, on the evidence for the
Byzantine reconquest of the area in the 6th C., and on the
possibilities of continuity into the Islamic period... There
follows a typology of the local, regional and imported pottery
(plain and cooking wares, handmade and wheelmade) from the 5th
C.-8th C./l0th C. with a guide to selected local wares of the
early Empire, and an appendix of pottery per site (all ARS; LRC;
LRD: paleo-Chretienne Grise; late Roman amphorae (local; South
Spanish; North African; eastern Med.); all late Roman coarse
wares (local and imported, handmade and wheelmade, including
North African and eastern Mediterranean imports)". (The
pottery comes from past excavations as well as the authors'
own fieldwork). The author will submit his Thesis Summer 1988.
(See: 'African Red Slip and Roman Imports in Valencia",
in BAR Int. Series No.193, 1984. PP.474-539).
582 Sitch, Brian, 'Faxfleet 'B" : A
Romano-British site near Broomfleet in North Humberside', M.A.
Dissertation, University of Durham, 1987.
An examination of the material evidence (essentially pottery)
from the site.
Location: Hull City Museums
583 Timby, Jane, 'Gallo-Belgic fine wares; A study in
characterization, distribution and development during the first
centuries B.C. and A.D.', Ph.D. Thesis, University of
Dr Timby intends to publish a revised version of her thesis. If
this has not appeared by the time of Vol 4 a short summary of
the abstract and subject matter may be offered here.
584 Tomber, Roberta S, 'Pottery in long-distance
economic inference: an investigation of methodology with
reference to Roman Carthage', Ph.D. Thesis, University of
Southampton, submitted 1988.
The study is concerned with the role of pottery in
making long- distance economic inferences and examines the
assumptions inherent in both the data and the methodology
currently employed. Investigation is based on both original data
from Carthage, and published comparative data from numerous
sites in both the eastern and western Mediterranean. Questions
regarding sample selection and sample size are addressed. The
author concludes that if large, homogeneous deposits are
selected then the sample will be representative of the pottery
in circulation at a given time, even taking differing social
functions of the deposit into account, and, in turn, will
reflect broad economic patterns. "A hierarchical classification
system based on fabric, form and ware types is recommended,
followed by quantification by count and weight. Questions of
inter- and intra-site deposit variability are then investigated
and principle components analysis is used to isolate sample size
and the ratio between types as two major contributors to deposit
variability. Following on from this, discriminant analysis is
successfully used to distinguish deposits of the same date from
different sites throughout the Mediterranean, providing a new
method for deposit comparison
||between a large number
Discriminant analysis isolated distinct groupings
reflective of long distance economic patterns. A significant
division in the distribution of pottery between the eastern and
western Mediterranean is highlighted. Proximity to source as
well as competition between production centres are found to be
major determinants of pottery distribution.
: publication: Tomber, R 5, 'Multivariate
Statistics and Assemblage Comparison', in Ruggles, C L N &
Rahtz, S P Q (eds), Computer and Quantitative Methods in
Archaeology, B.A.R. International Series 393, 1987, 29-38.
585 Willis, Steven, 'The arrival and distribution of
Roman material culture in the north and east of England during
the first century A.D.', Ph.D. Thesis, University of Durham,
in preparation. (Pottery forms the main database of the study).
exc,col,flw,csf,syn/mil,mjc,trd,ptp,opp/late L A.-Trajanic
All types of 'first century date' within the
study area are considered be they Roman or of native tradition.
However, certain Roman types are examined in greater detail. The
research aims to elucidate aspects of the social and economic
organization of late Iron Age societies, east of the Pennines
between Leicestershire/Lincolnshire and the Tyne.
: It is intended that this be accomplished by means
of the examination of their material culture particularly the
composition of site pottery assemblages. Quantified data from
different site types across the study area is being gathered.
The occurrence of Roman types will be considered as an index of
Romanization. Patterning in distributions will be investigated
and employed to evaluate certain theoretical models. A
subsidiary aim is to examine assemblages from 1st century
military sites within this context.
586Wood, A M, 'Trading contacts between central
southern Britain, the Channel Islands and the west of France, c
100 BC to AD 410', DPhil thesis, Institute of Archaeology,
University of Oxford, in preparation.
syn,col/mil,mjc,rrs,cern,trd,kln,ptp/cl00 BC-4l0 AD
Precis of Research Outline:
The core data for the thesis is derived from the study of
ceramic material found on the following archaeological sites:
Guernsey: The Tranquesous; Kings Road; and La Plaiderie (the
first two have produced evidence for both late LA. and Gab-
Jersey: St Clement's graveyard (Gab-Roman).
Britain: Hengistbury Head; Hamworthy; and Bitterne.
France: St Malo; Avranches; and Cherbourg.
"Changes in the quantity and types of pottery
(as well as the presence or absence of particular types), from
the site assemblages above, provide the means to assess the
relationship between them in a number of chronological contexts.
In addition, the imported ceramics from known production centres
within the geographical constraint can then be compared with
those imports from other more distant production centres".
Pottery types recognised as being from known production centres
will be considered in the light of other artefactual evidence
found in association (such as coins). The approximate date
ranges of types may then be established. With this information
it should prove possible to elucidate patterns of trading
contact through time.