A NOTE ON THE PETROLOGY OF IRON AGE POTTERY FROM LAINS FARM, HANTS.
Author(s): D F Williams
A small number of representative Iron Age sherds were submitted for a fabric examination in thin section. On the basis of the range of non-plastic inclusions present in the sherds a number of fabric divisions were made: (1) chalk, (2) Shell, (3) Shelly Limestone, (4) Glauconite and (5) Organic. Groups (2), (3) and (4) are unlikely to have been made in the close vicinity of the site. The Glauconitic group appears to be the most interesting, since potentially it represents the majority of the pottery recovered from the site. Iron Age glauconitic pottery has been recognized at a number of sites in the Wessex region, but previously only in comparatively small amounts.
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- AML Reports (New Series)
- Ceramic Petrology Pottery