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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

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References

Appendix 1: Keywords and Definitions
Appendix 2: Physical Layout of Sherds Housed in the NRFRC

 

Lower Nene Valley White ware (LNV WH)

Single sample

General appearance

Mortaria were produced in this fabric. As implicit in the common name, our single example is white (7.5YR 8/1) with cream (10YR 8/2) surfaces. In samples outside our collection, however, the mortaria can have a darker or thin blue-grey core; otherwise the fabric can appear grey-white to brown-cream or, occasionally, orange-brown (L Rollo, pers comm). Nevertheless, the white vessels are by far the most common.

References

Darling, M J, 1993 The Roman pottery, in Caister-on-Sea: excavations by Charles Green 1951–1955 (M Darling with D Gurney) East Anglian Archaeol 60, 153–218

Hartley, K F, 1985c The mortarium fabrics and The mortaria, in Excavations at Brancaster 1974 and 1977 (J Hinchliffe with C S Green), East Anglian Archaeol 23, 98–100 and 116–23

JR Perrin holds an archive reports for the Stibbington kilns excavated by J-P Wild and G Dannell

See the related record on the Atlas of Roman Pottery on the Potsherd website

Plate 92: Trituration grits on LNV WH (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 92: Trituration grits on LNV WH (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 92.1: Photomicrograph of LNV WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 92.1: Photomicrograph of LNV WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)

Plate 92.2: Photomicrograph of trituration grits on LNV WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 92.2: Photomicrograph of trituration grits on LNV WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)