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

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Site name Amboise
location FR 37-Indre-et-Loire
museum
Typology Class 1 Class 2
Description Amboise lies on the Loire, some 80 km east of Orléans (Collis 1975, 193 gives a brief summary of the archaeology of the site). Occupation levels dating to the first century BC have been investigated at the Les Chatelliers site. The material from fosse 4 at this site includes a large number of vessels in TF1 -- jars of class 1 and 2 (samples B115-6, B119, B124-5, B129), but none of the smaller Cam.262 variety. There are no other moulded-rim jars in the group, but simple necked jars in a hand-formed coarse ware inclusions of quartz, plagioclase feldspar and white mica) and other finer grey and black wheel-thrown vessels. The group apparently also includes a Dressel 1b amphora (of which there are a large numbers from some contexts at the site), but no samian or other early-Roman fine wares -- a date in the second half of the first century BC may be suggested. Jars of class 2 in TF1 have also been recovered from the bed of the Loire at Amboise, in one instance several were apparently `stacked together' (Information from M. Peyrard, who suggests that the vessels are from a wreck).
Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Gallia 36.2 (1978) 278
Gallia 38.2 (1980) 328
M. Peyrard, pers. comm.
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
109 Class 1
110 Class 1
111 Cam 262
112 Cam 262
113 Cam 262
115 Sherd (Class 1 or Cam 262) TF1 Granite tempered
116 Sherd (Class 1 or Cam 262) TF1 Granite tempered
119 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
121 Cam 262
122 Cam 262
123 Cam 102 (no groove)
124 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
125 Cam 262/Class 2 TF1 Granite tempered
128 Cam 102 TF2 ’Standard fabric‘
129 Class 2 TF1 Granite tempered
Location map : Amboise
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