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

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Site name Vernou-sur-Brenne
location FR 37-Indre-et-Loire
museum
Typology
Description The assemblage from Vernou-sur-Brenne described and illustrated by Maugard (1977) is perhaps particularly notable for the large number of amphoras - some 290kg in total and including 40+ examples of the Dressel 1a variety. These are accompanied by a range of coarse ware jars and bowls with plain rims and rather simple profiles, but one group of a dozen or so jars with horizontally moulded rims is picked out and described separately on page 18 of the report in the following terms: Lot d'une douzaine (planche XX). Ce sont des vases globulaires tournés dont la pâte est grumeleuse, micassée et brute de tournage sur la paroi extérieuse de la panse, lisée sur le col et à l'intérieur. Les cols forment une gorge nettement prononcée: dès le départ de la panse, en ressaut, un décor incisé en accents graves ou aigues. Les lèvres sont franchement éversées, souvent horizontales, avec 2 ou 3 cannelures. Sur le tesson fig.9 les incisions sont en chevrons. This description clearly indicates that these vessels fall within the typological range of TF1 class 1 but unfortunatly this cannot be confirmed by examining the drawn examples as in all copies of the volume of the Revue Archéologique du Centre containing Maugard's paper seen by the writer the relevant illustration (Planche XX) is missing. The published fabric description may suggest that the jars are in TF1, but this awaits confirmation. It is unfortunate that more details are not available about what is clearly an interesting site.
Ferdière 1972 Site 15
Bibliography Ferdière 1972, site 15
Maugard 1977
Fabrics(s) Insufficient data
Location map : Vernou-sur-Brenne
Original text from Ferdière and Ferdière 1972
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