A wealth of information can be gleaned from the humble pot sherd. It can be used to date sites, assess economic activity and help in an understanding of patterns of trade and manufacture, especially within the Roman Empire.
The chapters describing the principal types of Roman amphoras recovered from sites in Britain from the book, Roman Pottery in Britain, are here converted into a series of web pages. These types are described:
Each entry describes the form, fabric, date, distribution and bibliographic details of the type, and is accompanied by a distribution map of the British and/or European distribution which is searchable viaa clickable interface. The paper also includes a searchable timelines, maps of sources of Roman amphoras and a bibliography.
This paper is published in the on-line archaeological journal, Internet Archaeology, and can be accessed directly from here.