Roman Pottery - 2kg +

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I see that the last pottery post was April so here's a top-up :D

On Saturday 23rd October we recovered several Roman pottery sherds along with a few Medieval pieces and one superb fragment of Bronze Age pottery. This type is known as Peterborough Ware and looks to be a Mortlake sub-type.

Peterborough Ware - Mortlake Sub-type
Peterborough Ware - Mortlake Sub-type
Roman Grey Ware
Roman Grey Ware
Roman& Medieval Pottery
Roman& Medieval Pottery

This site has produced several kilo's of Roman pottery.
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Oh wow - I do love me a good sherd or hundred :thumbsup:

I just can't help but pick up anything and everything. I have plans to make a mosaic out of the small, smooth stuff but getting around to it will no doubt be a different story :D
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Amazing volume :thumbsup: Have you worked out why there’s so much on that site?
chill…karma will fix it

Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:38 pm
Amazing volume :thumbsup: Have you worked out why there’s so much on that site?
When we first visited the farm in December 2015 we found over 180 fragments of pottery on the first day.
Several hundred pieces have been recovered since then.

The reason is that the site is so prolific is that it has been in use since at least the Bronze Age.
During Roman times, the site grew to quite a large settlement.

We'd have had more finds if wasn't for the fact that the farm has been nighthawked for at least 20-years.

Believe it or not, the pottery rate has dropped right off!
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That is a lot of pottery. Well found.
My FLO told me he had never found any medieval green glaze pottery in his career. I used to give my old FLO my pottery finds including green glaze ware to give to the school kids as "hands on history". :thumbsup:
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