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Camulodunum type 262, le type Besançon and Central Gaulish granite-tempered ware

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Site name Corseul
location FR 22-Côtes-du-Nord
museum
Typology Cam 262?
Description Fichet de Clairefontaine (1986) illustrates several vessels of the C262 form (figs.38-41), an example of our class 1 (fig.37) and a moulded-rim bowl (fig. 42). It is suggested that some of these vessels are products of industries outside the immediate area (figs.37-39) whilst others are in `local' fabrics, either sand-tempered (fig.40) or made from a clay bearing silicaceous spicules from fossil sponges (fig.41).

The latter wares are discussed further by Giot and Querre (1986). The principal outcrops of the clays containing these spicules are concentrated in southern Brittany, with smaller outcrops on the Normandy peninsular ( ibid., fig.2) and they are exploited intermittently from the Bronze Age until the present century. During the early Roman period the ware is known on a number of sites in the valley of the Vilaine, Alet on the north coast and also further west. At Corseul it is suggested that the moulded-rim jars in the spicule-tempered wares are preceded by examples in micaceous fabrics and judging by the published descriptions some of the latter may be TF1.

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Langouet 1978, 65
Fichet de Clairefontaine 1986
sfecag mans 1997
sfecag cognac 1991
Fabrics(s) Insufficient data
Location map : Corseul
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