Roman Pottery

Roman Pottery

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Roman pottery underwent a great deal of evolution. A growing population meant a need or mass production of Amphorae, coarse ware and fine ware. New techniques of decoration were continuously developed. Wealth and access to materials like metal and glass meant that ceramics no longer held the earlier unique position. Given the right location it is not uncommon to find Roman pottery sherds plowed in the the ground. These can be analysed according to a number of very basic features such as material, shape, surface decoration and if you’re lucky a stamp to say where it was made.

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