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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 9

The Roman Pottery Kilns at Rossington Bridge Excavations 1956-1961

by P. C. Buckland, K. F. Hartley and V. Rigby

Abstract vii

Introduction 1
Rossington Bridge Pumping Station 5
  The Kilns 5
    Kiln 1 5
    Kiln 2 7
    Kiln 3 7
    Kilns 4 & 5 7
    Kiln 4 7
    Kiln 5 9
    Kiln 6 9
  Clamp 9
  Other features 9
  Rossington Bridge Pumping Station Stratigraphy 10
Proton magnetometer survey 12

Rossington Bridge Farm 13
  Introduction 13
    Kiln 1 13
    Kiln 2 13
Discussion 14

Archaeomagnetic Measurements by M. J. Aitken and G. H. Weaver 15
The Coins by S. Esmonde Cleary 15
An Intaglio by Martin Henig 16
Small Finds by Glenys Lloyd Morgan 16
Textile Impression by J. P. Wild 27
Objects of Stone 27
‘Roman’ Coals by E. Bradburn 32
Glass vessels 34
Objects of Fired Clay 34

The Pottery 35
Rim counts of material from Rossington Bridge by J. Samuels 35
Samian ware by B. Dickinson 36
Mortaria by K. F. Hartley 39
  Discussion: Sarrius, Setibogius and Secunda 45
Black burnished ware production 47
  Dishes (Type B) 49
  Lipped bowls (Type C(a)) 50
  Bowls with grooved lip and straight-sided flanged bowls (Types C(b) and C(c)) 51
  Segmental flanged bowls (Type C(e)) 54
  Other bowls (Type C(f)) 54
Relief decorated pottery by V. Rigby 55
  The stamped wares — Parisian Ware 55
  Roller-stamped wares 60
Barbotine decoration 61
  Parisian ware vessels, plain and decorated 61
Beakers in other fabrics (Type D) 65
  Jars with rusticated decoration 65
  Medium sized cooking pots/jars (Type E(a)) 66
  Lid-seated jars (Type E(b)) 69
  Large jars (Type F) 69
  Flagons (Type G(a)) 69
  Narrow-necked jars (Type G(b)) 70
  Colanders (Type H(a)) 70
  Shoulder bowls/wide-mouthed jars (Type H(b)) 72
  Medium-sized and large bowls (Type H(c)—(d)) 72
  Cheese presses (Type J) 73
  Samian imitations (Type K) 73
  Lids (Type L) 76
  Miscellaneous forms (Type M) 76
  Non-local vessels 76

The Animal Bones by Gillian Crawley
The Human Bones 82
The Plant Remains 82

Rossington Bridge Farm 82
  The Pottery 84
Discussion 86
The nature of the industry: slaves, freedmen or independent potters? 87

Conclusion 87
Acknowledgments 89
Appendix 1: Objects reported to Doncaster Museum by T. O’Connor 91
References 92

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