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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook The new on-line enhanced version of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection. The original project was initiated and funded by English Heritage with support from The Museum of London Specialist Services and The British Museum. Although the monograph was reprinted in 2002, it is now out of print, but the text in its entirety is available on this site.

Potsherd This is a collection of pages on pottery and ceramics in archaeology, principally of the Roman period (1st cent. BC - 5th cent. AD) in Britain and western Europe. The pages include an introductory Atlas of Roman Pottery, containing descriptions and distribution maps of types of Roman pottery (particularly types found in Britain). The site includes a companion to Roman Pottery in Britain, a survey of pottery made or used in Britain during the Roman period published in 1996. The pages include an additional index of non-UK sites and a list of errata.

Roman Ceramics Bibliography This is from the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum website and has an extensive bibliography from most of Europe.

Understanding Roman Samian Ware Pottery This link takes you to Steven Willis' E-monograph on samian ware published online by Internet Archaeology. If you are not a subscriber you should be able to access the article by using the password code specified below:

username: swillis
password: samian

The University of Nottingham Samian Project. Samian is a primary source of dating evidence for archaeologists studying the Roman Empire. Its analysis has, however, become restricted to an ever-diminishing group of specialists. Nottingham University is leading the field in developing this crucial area of Roman archaeology. These pages describe Training specialists, E-Resources including the Felix Oswald Database and research on Interpreting Samian.

Terra Sigillata-Researches This is from the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum website whch is aiming at standardizing recording, searching and publishing Roman Samian ceramics. It is an interactive data-base with pictures of rubbings of Ovolo, Poincons and Stamps. There are over 8,000 individual records with many more being added daily.

Gallo-Belgic Pottery in Britain Project One of the principal aims of the project has been to compile a corpus of Gallo-Belgic pottery (terra nigra and terra rubra) found in Britain. An essential part of this work has been to create a digital record of all known potter name stamps and marks. The data presented in this web site represents the first stage of dissemination

The Gazetteer from The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain by Vivien Swan The Study Group for Roman Pottery has initiated this project to digitise the gazetteer with the aim of enhancing this data, undertaken in stages. Stage one, the scanning and digitisation of the microfiche gazetteer and its mapping, is now completed.

A Mortarium Bibliography for Roman Britain on the ADS website, Undertaken principally between 1995 and 1998, with some updating in 2001 and 2004, this bibliography is essentially comprehensive for the last thirty years.

Ceramics and Glass, Museum of London The ceramics and glass collection is made up of 20,000 sherds. As a result of London's position as a centre of national and international trade and of manufacturing innovation and of the Museum's long-established acquisition programme, these objects are very representative of the evolution of ceramics and glassware. The collection reflects the whole spectrum of society, including everyday items and luxury wares.

The British museum highlights guide to Roman Pottery. This has a slideshow of 10 Roman ceramic artefacts which represent highlights of the collection.

The French Society for the Study of Ancient Ceramics in Gaul :- la Société Française d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule (SFECAG).

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies The leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. Its scope is wide, covering Roman history, archaeology, literature and art down to about A.D. 700.

Roman Finds Group The RFG provides a forum for all those with an interest in Roman artefacts.

Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group The PCRG promotes regular contacts between those with interests in prehistoric ceramics.

Medieval Pottery Research Group MPRG brings together people with an interest in the pottery vessels that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the 16th century

Worcestershire On-line Fabric Type Series The database was designed to make the complete pottery fabric and form type series for Worcestershire accessible on-line. At the moment it contains information on all the pottery fabrics used and made in Worcestershire from the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC) to the early post-medieval period (c. 1650 AD)

Finds Research Group AD700-1700 (FRG) is a forum for people interested in or researching artefacts of the Saxon, Viking, Medieval and Post-Medieval periods.

Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2011 This is a major update of the Survey of Archaeological Specialists undertaken in 2000. This survey was commissioned jointly by the Higher Education Academy's Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology and English Heritage, and the research was undertaken by Landward Research Ltd.