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Finding the fifth century: a late fourth- and early fifth-century pottery fabric from South-East Dorset

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This paper describes a type of pottery made in the same region as Dorset Black Burnished Ware that can be shown to be current during the late fourth and early fifth centuries. This pottery — here named South-East Dorset Orange Wiped Ware — can be used as a diagnostic artefact to identify sites and features of the very late Roman period in Dorset. It also appears to be associated with a new architectural tradition typified by the ‘sunken featured buildings’ present at the late and post-Roman site of Poundbury.

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Author(s): Gerrard J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Britannia

Year: 2010

Volume: 41

Pages: 293-312

Print publication date: 17/06/2010

ISSN (print): 0068-113X

ISSN (electronic): 1753-5352

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S0068113X10000097


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