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Grog-tempered 'Belgic' Pottery of South-eastern England

By Isobel Thompson

Originally published as BAR British Series 108 1982 (now out of print)

The B.A.R Vol. Grog-tempered 'Belgic' Pottery of South-eastern England by Isobel Thompson has been long out of print and secondhand copies are very rarely for sale. Many pottery specialists still use it and often refer to it in their pottery reports. Dr Isobel Thompson has very kindly provided a copy of her book to allow it to be scanned and put up on the Kent Archaeological Society's website so that it can be accessed and used for free. July 2015.
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Contents

Volumes One & Two

Title page
List of illustrations
Abbreviations
Preface

Part One
 
      Introduction and background
        Regional pottery zones
        Technological analysis
        Continental affinities

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Part Two
      
Type series: introduction
        Key to symbols used

Section A   Pedestal Urns
Section B   Jars, 'Finer Ware'
Section C   Jars, 'Coarse Wares'
Section D   Bowls
Section E   Cups
Section F   Pedestalled Jars, Bowls and Cups
Section G   Copies of Gallo-Belgic and Roman imported forms
Section L   Lids
Section S   Miscellaneous

 
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Volume Three

Part Three
      
Gazetteer: Introduction   This section is a review of sites with relevant material. 
      Its main purposes are: to give the form numbers of vessels from each site (combined letters
      and figures), with the fabric descriptions of those I have examined, and their locations; and
       to comment on the pottery as a whole from each site where this sheds light on that of a
       zone or area.

 




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Part Four
        Prae Wood


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        St Albans 939
        Additional list of sites not in the Gazetteer 946
       Bibliography

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Section A  Pedestal Urns
        A1   Plain Pedestal Urns with Ordinary Foot
        A2   Pedestal urns with hollow 'dice-box' foot.
        A3   Elaborately cordoned pedestal urns.
        A4   Pedestal urns with dished foot.
        A5   Pedestal urns with 'trumpet' pedestal.
        A6   Pedestal urns with stunted pedestal.
        A7   Stunted hollow pedestals.
        A8   Pedestal urns with flat-footed pedestal.
        A9   Pedestal urns of unknown base form.
        A10  Tall conical jars with pedestals.

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Section B   Jars, 'Finer Ware'
        B1-1   plain everted-rim necked jars, rims only.
        B1-2   plain everted-rim necked jars, tall.
        B1-3   plain everted-rim necked jars, short and round.
        B1-4   plain everted-rim necked jars, with extra-long neck.
        B1-5   plain everted-rim necked jars, with girth-groove.
        B1-6   plain everted-rim necked jars, lid-seated.
        B1-7   (large) plain globular jars with strong everted rim but without offset neck.

        B2-1   jars with rippled/corrugated everted rims: rims only.
        B2-2   rippled/corrugated jar rims, not everted.
        B2-3   B2 jars with tall narrow shape.
        B2-4   B2 jars with round shape.


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        B3-1   everted-rim jars with bulges between cordons on shoulder, wide-mouthed.
        B3-2   tall narrow cordoned rims.
        B3-3   cordoned jars with one cordon high up under wide rim.
        B3-4   round cordoned jars with short wide neck.
        B3-5   round cordoned jars with tall narrow neck.
        B3-6   tall jars with shoulder cordons; not narrow rims.
        B3-7   tall jars, not narrow-necked, with all-over cordons and/or decoration.
        B3-8   tall necked narrow-mouthed jars, cordoned and often angled on shoulder.
        B3-9   tall narrow-necked jars, plain with one thick neck cordon.
        B3-10  very large wide-mouthed jars with cordons.

        B4-1   jars with tall wide exaggerated cordoned neck.
        B4-2   tall narrow plain fine everted-rim jars.

        B5-1   tall plain barrel jars, with small bead rim.
        B5-2   tall plain barrel jars, with slightly out-turned foot and small upstanding rim.
        B5-3   tall barrel jars with bead rim and cordons on upper body.
        B5-4   barrel jars, plain and globular with bead rim.
        B5-5   grooved globular barrel jars.

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Section C    Jars, 'Coarse Wares'
        Cl-1    substantially whole bead-rimmed jars.
        Cl-2    rims of rounded jars with bead rims.
        Cl-3    wide-rimmed straight-sided jars with bead rims.
        Cl-4    bead-rims with prominent internal rim thickening.
 
        C2-1   large plain everted-rim jars, substantially complete.
        C2-2   small plain everted-rim jars, substantially complete.
        C2-3   plain everted-rim jars, rims only.

        C3      plain jars with no true external rim, but usually internal thickening.
        C4      round-shouldered jars, often with some decoration on shoulder, with 
                      inset below slightly everted or bead rim.

        C5-1   lid-seated jars, plain.
        C5-2   lid-seated jars with slashed rim.
        C5-3   globular jars with dished rims and usually rilling around girth.

        C6-1   storage jars, ordinary.
        C6-2   globular romanised storage jars with slashed shoulder.

        C7-1   rilled jars, ordinary, with everted rims.
        C7-2   rilled jars, miniatures.
        C7-3   rilled jars, very wide-mouthed, often bead rims.
        C7-4   wide-mouthed rilled bowls, everted rims.

        C8-1   smallish jars with shoulder and everted rim, and rilled, combed, or scraped
                     below stabbing on shoulder.
        C8-2   C3 forms with stabbing on shoulder.


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Section D   Bowls
        D1-1    bowls with offset neck, and often one cordon.
        D1-2    D1 with exaggerated neck.
        D1-3    D1 with girth groove.
        D1-4    wide-mouthed bowls.
        D1-5    plain necked bowls without true defined offset or cordon.

        D2-1    bowl version of B3-1, cordoned.
        D2-2    very large cordoned bowls.
        D2-3    squat bowls with deep vertical neck above globular body, neck cordoned
                       or corrugated.
        D2-4    round bowls with rippled shoulder.
        D2-5    (deep) bowls with cordons around widest part of body.

        D3-1    plain round bowls.
        D3-2    globular groove-rimmed bowls.
        D3-3    plain lidded bowls or barrels.
        D3-4    elaborate lidded bowls or barrels.
        D3-5    corrugated conical bowls.

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Section E   Cups
        E1-1    simple carinated cup with one cordon constricting waist.
        E1-2    carinated wide-mouthed cups/bowls with multiple cordons.
        E1-3    small carinated cups, cordoned, unconstricted wall above carination.
        E1-4    plain carinated cups.
        E1-5    complicated elaborate cordoned cups.

        E2-1    squat wide-mouthed cups, still related to carinated cups.
        E2-2    squat wide-mouthed cups, rounded profile, cordoned and/or corrugated body;
                      not reminiscent of the carinated cups.
        E2-3    squat wide-mouthed cups, rounded profile, rippled on shoulder.
        E2-4    small squat wide-mouthed rounded cups with omphalos base.

        E3-1    plain wide-mouthed everted-rim cups, usually one shoulder cordon.
        E3-2    plain everted-rim cups with exaggerated neck above offset.
        E3-3    E3-1 with girth groove.
        E3-4    squat plain everted-rim cups without offset.
        E3-5    small narrow-mouthed everted-rim cups with offset.
        E3-6    small true flasks with high narrow neck.
        E3-7    cups with tall cordoned necks.

 

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Section F   Pedestalled Jars, Bowls and Cups
        F1-1    pedestalled plain bowls with everted rim and offset neck.
        F1-2    pedestalled round jars, plain and without offset.

        F2       pedestalled bowls, squat and elaborately cordoned.

        F3-1    carinated pedestalled bowls, plain.
        F3-2    pedestalled version of the carinated cup E1-1.
        F3-3    very large curving version of F3-2.
        F3-4    pedestalled version of El-2.
        F3-5    tall narrow cordoned pedestalled beakers.

        F4       small pedestalled bowls with splayed rim.

        F5       pedestal bases that are not from pedestal urns.

 

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Section G  Copies of Gallo-Belgic and Roman imported forms

    G1: platter forms.
          G1-1    Cam.21. Copies Gallo-Belgic form Cam.l.
          G1-2    Cam.22. Copies Gallo-Belgic form Cam.2.
          G1-3    Cam.21 with a bead rim.
          G1-4    copies of the Gallo-Belgic form Cam.4.
          G1-5    Cam.23. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam.5.
          G1-6    Cam.24. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam.7-8.
          G1-7    Cam.26. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam. 12.
          G1-8    Cam.27. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam. 13.
          G1-9    Cam.28. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam. 14.
          G1-10  Cam.30. Copies the Gallo-Belgic form Cam. 16.
          G1-11  Cam.31, native platter with straight wall.
          G1-12  Cam.32, native platter with slightly moulded wall.
          G1-13  native platters not related to the Cam. series.

    G2: bowl forms, rounded and angular.
           G2-1   plain round wide-mouthed bowls, with bead rims.
           G2-2   plain shallow wide-mouthed bowls.
           G2-3   rounded wide-mouthed bowl with flanged rim.
           G2-4   wide carinated bowls.
           G2-5   biconical carinated bowls with everted rim.
           G2-6   angular shallow bowls with exaggerated reeded rim.

    G3: cup forms.
           G3-1   copies of the Gallo-Belgic form Cam.56.
           G3-2   copies of carinated Gallo-Belgic and Roman cup forms.
           G3-3   copies of Gallo-Belgic pedestalled beakers.
           G3-4   copies of Gallo-Belgic rounded cup forms.

    G4: girth beakers.

    G5: butt-beakers.
           G5-1   plain barrel shape.
           G5-2   rouletted/decorated barrel shape.
           G5-3   miniatures.
           G5-4   plain with offset neck.
           G5-5   decorated with offset neck.
           G5-6   rims and fragments.

   G6: jug copies.

 

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Section L   Lids
           LI     high bell-shaped lids, slightly turned-out rim.
           L2    high bell-shaped lids, rim not turned out.
           L3    high carinated lids.
           L4    elaborate native lids with hollow knob and flanged rim.
           L5    lids with grooved and cordoned vertical rim.
           L6    plain conical lids, no differentiated rim.
           L7    conical lids, inturned or vertical rim.
           L8    conical lids, out-turned rim.
           L9    very shallow out-turned conical lids.
           L10  domed and flanged native lids.

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Section S  Miscellaneous
           S1   strainers
           S2   tripod vessels
           S3   omphalos bowls and jars with curvilinear decoration
           S4   strainer-spouted bowl
           S5   miniatures
           S6   globular storage vessels of continental form
           S7   unique forms

 


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