New Forest Roman Pottery: the centenary of Heywood Sumner’s excavation at Ashley Rails – Abstract & Video

The following paper was presented at the New Forest Knowledge Conference 2017 entitled: New Forest Historical Research and Archaeology: who’s doing it? Below you will find the abstract of the paper and a video of the paper given if permission to film it was given by the speaker.


Professor Michael Fulford, University of Reading, Dept. of Archaeology


Although its products have strong links with main stream repertoires, the New Forest Roman pottery industry nevertheless has a very distinctive character.  The paper will summarise what we have learnt about the New Forest Roman pottery industry since Heywood Sumner’s pioneering excavations began at Ashley Rails in 1917.  It will touch on the kilns and the organisation of production, the range of vessel types produced, their distinctive schemes of decoration, and their distributions.

The Talk

Date: 2017

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