Stanground Park Farm 1965-7

A Roman pottery with two pairs of kilns separated by c. 100m, which were worked intensively during their lives.

 

The excavations produced a remarkable type-series of vessels, covering the late-second to the third century. Some speciality vessels imitating samian also appear to have been produced in limited quantities, replicating types known from the German kilns at Rheinzabern. A few carry the illiterate stamp INDIXIVIXI.

Activity appears to have ceased by the mid-third century to judge from the pottery series, but the coin evidence shows a rather longer use of the land, which may have reverted to agricultural use.

The excavators pointed to a rise in sea level in the third century and the subsequent decline in activity in the Fenlands as being the probable cause of demise.

  • G.B.Dannell, B.R.Hartley, J.P.Wild, J.R.Perrin, 'Excavations on a Romano-British  pottery production site at Park Farm, Stanground, Peterborough, 1965-1967',    Journal of Roman Pottery Studies 6,1993,51-93

  • N.Cooper, 'A Study of Roman pottery from the Lower Nene Valley kiln site at Stanground Park Farm, near Peterborough, Cambs' ,   

  • Dannell, G. B., ‘The potter Indixivixus’ in Current research in Romano-British coarse pottery: papers given at a C.B.A. Conference held at New College, Oxford, March 24 to 26, 1972, ed. A. Detsicas, Research reports/Council for British Archaeology, 10, Council for British Archaeology, London, (1973), pp. 139-42.

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