from a vast mass. Handles of at least
seventy jugs have been noted and a sample weighing about 3 kg.
produced almost exactly 50 per cent each of pure sand-tempered
and of lightly shell-filled; the proportion of the latter
would have been higher if jugs had not been unusually
numerous, relatively few of these containing shell. The
characteristic flat flange without any upper bevel, a fashion
seen around 1300 in pottery over a very wide area, is most
marked on the bowls, but is generally seen on cooking-pots and
on the large storage-jars that now appear, and may well have
been taller than as reconstructed.
Cooking-pots (Fig. 20) vary in size, but many
(eating-vessels?) are now smaller again. They are generally
without pricking or ornament and the rims fall into three
classes, without respect to size (Fig. 20): (a) triangular, as
D4, D5, D6, D8, D9; (b) level and flat-flanged, D7, D11, D13,
D14 and the transitional shouldered bowl, DIO; (c) flat and
down-turned, as Dl, D12, D15, D16, D17. D3 is of the old,
rolled-over form. Most contain shell but its absence seems
Storage-jars (Fig. 20), in SS fabric, are more
ornate, with wide, stabbed rims, rilling and thumb-strips, as
Bowls (Fig. 21) are very numerous, generally, but
not always contain shell, and vary much in size and in the
profile and surface-ornament of their flanges. Many (as D25,
26, 31, 32, 33, 35) have inner beads. Few rims are stabbed,
but the decoration includes combing (D26, D34), wavy lines
(D21, D30), slashing (D25, D29) and thumbing (D22, D23).
Jugs (Figs. 22, 23 and 24, in part) are more
often of bulbous (as D37, D39) than of baluster (as D40) form
and often surprisingly thin-walled. The finest are in dark
grey fabric, as D37, D38, in ST b, or D40, in SS b. Wall-ornament
is usually by delicate combing in lattice-patterns, or more
often, wavy lines, as D37. Rims, handles and ornaments of the
base-angle have been classified, but show all possible
combinations. Rims may be: (a) plain, with upper edge sloped
inwards, as D41; (b) triangular, generally with inner bead, as
D39, D43; (c) of degenerate 'collared' form, as D42; (d)
carinate and combed, as D37; (e) flanged, as D36. Handles
nearly all have fine stabbing and, at most one central slash
as D47, but this is rare at Eynsford (surprisingly it occurs
in BB-BB4), commoner in the group from Dartford referred to
above (? slightly earlier, or slightly later). Handles may be
of rod, oval (perhaps the commonest), or broad strap section.
Two large but unreconstructible jugs in ST 6 fabric are
'cisterns', with spigot-holes (D67). Base-angles may be plain,
pressed, as D51, pinched, as D50, or slashed, as D52.
Fish-dishes, D48, D49, continue much as before. Skillets
include hollow-handled vessels as B14 (which may have a D
origin) and flat-handled ones as D20.