||There is a little material
from Tours which indicates occupation
in the pre-Augustan period,
in particular a number of Dressel 1 amphoras
including an example of variant 1a,
The few contemporary coarse wares are
plain necked-jars and bowls.
The early Roman levels on site `1'
includes numbers of
jars of form C262 in TF1
and a finer jar of form C102
which are associated with samian wares
(particularly the early micaceous products of Lezoux)
of Tiberian and Claudian date
and other early Roman fine wares.
Other large storage jars with micaceous fabrics
from the same contexts show,
in thin-section (
inclusions of quartz,
muscovite and biotite mica
Although this need not be a local ware,
the larger proportion of
muscovite marks it out from TF1.