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The Roman Pottery of Kent
by Dr Richard J. Pollard  -  Chapter 2  page 18
Doctoral thesis completed in 1982, published 1988

Fig. 8. Sites of c. A.D. 370410.

representative of the more common forms produced in each ware, and are grouped by wares rather than by formal similarities. The study is to a large extent concerned with production units rather than the development of individual forms. It has been considered appropriate, therefore, to publish these representative groups rather than to incorporate a full type-series of all wares irrespective of their source.

3. Quantification
The value of a quantified data base lies in providing a basis for intra- and inter-assemblage comparison at the level of relative-frequency assessment (Orton 1975, 30; 1980, 15667). This approach allows discussion of distributional aspects of ceramics such as the extent of areas within which industries were able to achieve a predominant share of the market, and the

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