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

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Site name Tours
location FR 37-Indre-et-Loire
museum Laboratoire d'Archéologie Urbaine de Tours
Description 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 Fig.13,10-14) and a finer jar of form C102 (Fig.13,15) 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 ( B222), inclusions of quartz, muscovite and biotite mica and feldspars. Although this need not be a local ware, the larger proportion of muscovite marks it out from TF1.

Ferdière 1972
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
222 Storage jar TFB184
223 White-slipped red ware sherd TF2 ’Standard fabric‘
224 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
225 Cam 102 TF2 ’Standard fabric‘
Location map : Tours
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