A NOTE ON THE PETROLOGY OF SOME MEDIAEVAL POTTERY FROM EXCAVATIONS AT CARISBROOKE CASTLE, ISLE OF WIGHT.

Author(s): D F Williams

Twenty-one samples of Mediaeval pottery from recent excavations at Carisbrooke Castle were thin sectioned to see if they might have been made on the IOW. The majority of the fabric groups contained inclusions which might have been obtained locally; flint and quartz; flint, limestone and shell; glauconite; quartz. Two samples of pottery from the only known Mediaeval kiln on the IOW, at Knighton, were analysed and found to contain little else but quartz grains. It was difficult to match texturally any of the Carisbrooke pottery with that from Knighton. Two of the Carisbrooke sherds contaianed igneous derived inclusions, suggesting a non-IOW source.

Report Number:
78/1991
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
8
Keywords:
Ceramic Petrology Pottery

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