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Upchurch and North Kent Pottery

A ceramic typology for northern Kent, first to third centuries A.D.

By Jason Monaghan

Originally published as BAR British Series 173 1987 (now out of print)

 

Contents


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE
THE GEOGRAPHICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
    Geography
    Roman Kent

CHAPTER TWO
PRODUCTION SITES

    Kiln location
    Upchurch
    Thameside, Kent
        Higham
        Shorne and Chalk
        Cliffe
        Cooling
    West Kent
    Thameside Essex

CHAPTER THREE
TYPOLOGY

    Classification system
         Vessel TYPE definitions
         Key
         Note on form listings

    Type    1  :  Enclosed vessels
    Type    2  :  Beakers
    Type    3  :  Jars
    Type    4  :  Bowls
    Type    5  :  Dishes
    Type    6  :  Cups
    Type    7  :  Platters
    Type    8  :  Mortaria
    Type    9  :  Miniatures
    Type  10  :  Cheese Presses
    Type  11  :  Strainers
    Type  12  :  Lids
    Type  13  :  Spouted vessels
    Type  14  :  Miscellaneous

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CHAPTER FOUR 
PRODUCTION
   Common names
         "BB2"
         "Upchurch Ware"
         "Hoo Ware"
         "Streak Burnished Ware"
         "Upchurch Painted Ware"
         "London Ware"
         "Thames Shelly Ware"
   Fabric Description
   Raw materials
   Vessel formation
   Decoration

   Analysis of production
         Form/fabric correlations
         An examination of "BB2" 
         Colour 
         Flaws
         Popularity of variants Size

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DISTRIBUTION
   The competition 
   Local distribution
   The trade with the northern frontiers 
          Fabric S1b and Slbs 
          Other fabrics

CHAPTER SIX
THE HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRIES
   Upchurch: Synthesis of development
          Pre-conquest
          The pre-Flavian period
          AD 70 - AD 130
          AD 130 - AD 200
          The third century 
   Thameside Kent: Synthesis of development
          Pre-conquest
          The invasion to AD 110
           AD 110 - AD 180
           AD 180 - AD 250 
   The end of the industries
          Upchurch
          Thameside Kent

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APPENDIX I
SITES AND COLLECTIONS INVESTIGATED

APPENDIX II
MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS CONCERNING "UPCHURCH  WARE"

APPENDIX III
FABRICS
          Definitions
          Sand tempered fabrics
          Shell tempered fabrics
          Flint tempered fabrics
          Chaff tempered fabrics
          Grog tempered fabrics
          Fabrics with no added temper

Pictures of fabrics of pottery

APPENDIX IV
FABRIC DISCRIMINATION

BIBLIOGRAPHY


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