Roman Pottery Study Day
Is This Pot Roman? An introduction to Roman-period pottery.
Do you have a piece of Roman pottery lurking in your garden? Learn how to identify Roman-period pots from prehistoric and medieval types with Roman pottery specialist Gordon Hayden. Discover what Roman-period pottery can inform us about changes in diet, eating habits and ceramic technology, brought about by the incorporation of Britain into the Roman Empire. The course will also demonstrate how and why archaeologists study pottery. The day will involve handling pot fragments found during excavations. By the end of the day the outcome is to be able to sort and identify different vessel types. You never know you may have a Roman villa hiding under your lawn!