FABRIC SAMPLES

Photos by Carleton Van Selman

The following photos include some of the main pottery types found in Suffolk, but there are others which are listed in full in the type series database. The Early Anglo-Saxon period is only represented by two fabrics, for example, but other generic groups are used.

 

Many of the medieval fabrics represent 'new' types which were identified during the course of the Suffolk pot project, although it had been recognised that there were differences between coarsewares in use in different parts of the county previously. Most sherds previously categorised as Hollesley-type ware are coarser than the examples from the kiln site, and these should now be referred to as MESCW or WVSW/WVCWM as appropriate.

 

The full list of fabric codes, with basic descriptions and date ranges, is available here.

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