This is a collection of pages on pottery and ceramics in
archaeology, principally of the Roman period (1st cent. BC
- 5th cent. AD) in Britain and western Europe.
The pages include an introductory Atlas of Roman Pottery,
containing descriptions and distribution maps of types of
Roman pottery (particularly types found in Britain).
The pages of the Atlas describing the individual
wares can be accessed through the main menu, which lists
the wares by CLASS (table
wares, cooking wares, transport amphoras etc) or
SOURCE (by province of
origin). Links to these indices will also be found in the main
The Potsherd pages were hosted at www.potsherd.uklinux.net
between 2000 and 2010.
The site includes a companion to Roman Pottery in
Britain, a survey of pottery made or used in
Britain during the Roman period published in 1996. The pages include an
additional index of non-UK
sites and a list of errata.
Central Gaulish granite-tempered wares:
database, images etc to accompany paper published in the journal
Nord-Ouest Archéologie12 (2001). This ware includes some of the
moulded-rim jars classified
in French ceramic reports as le type Besançon.