||A most interesting Late La Tène site
at Vaires-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne;
is reported by
Bulard and Drouhot (1981).
The site lies on the banks of the Marne,
some 22 km east of Paris.
The ceramics includes a number of Dressel 1a amphoras
and two small cups which are described as `imitations'
of the Campanian form B1
There is also a complete jar of class 1
with incised decoration on the shoulder
the fabric is described as
containing `... un dégraissant siliceux
de gros calibre avec adjonction de fines paillettes de mica jaune'.
The reference to `large inclusions' is suggestive
and we might speculate that they are in fact feldspars --
perhaps this is an example of TF1.
one of the few complete published examples of class 1,
has a diameter at the mouth
of 21 cm and is 24 cm in height.
Two further vessels are
distinguished which have central Gaulish
tall conical jar necks with burnished wavy-line
decoration in fine grey wheel thrown fabrics
citing, from Roanne,
Bessou 1976, pl.45,1-2).
This rich assemblage,
which also includes a fine range of local coarse wares,
is convincing evidence for the
pre-conquest circulation of moulded-rim jars (and TF1?)
in Northern France.
||Bulard and Drouhot 1981, 359 & fig.10,1
||TF1 Granite tempered - possibly
Location map : Vaires-sur-Marne
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