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.
Samian Pottery: a Resource for the Study of Roman Britain and Beyond: the results of the English Heritage funded Samian Project. An e-monograph This link takes you to Steven Willis’ E-monograph on samian ware published online by Internet Archaeology.
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.
The LAARC Online Catalogue 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.
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).
The French Society for the Study of Ancient Ceramics in Gaul :- la Société Française d’Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule (SFECAG). Its website includes an extensive photo gallery, and a searchable database of the Actes of the SFECAG going back to 1985.
Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores (RCRF) The RCRF is an international learned society specialising in the field of Roman pottery. Its main aim is to establish contact between scholars of different countries and the field of interest is interpreted in its widest sense.
Keramiktag The first ‘Keramiktag’, which brings pottery researchers together to discuss ceramics of the north-west provinces, in particular Upper and Lower Germany, took place at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne in 2004. Since then, meetings are held annually, usually in December, and are free.