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Ceramic Workshops – Kent

February 7, 2008

Bexley Archaeological Group

 are holding two Ceramic Workshops

 Saturday 29 March 2008 and Saturday 5 March 2008

The aim of these workshops is to provide guidance by MoLAS specialists for members of the group in identifying and recording of archaeologically recovered ceramics from various periods. Initially, two one-day workshops on successive weekends have been arranged. In both sessions time will be allowed for examining a selection of finds excavated by BAG. The programme for each one is outlined below.

Saturday 29th March, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Rupert Featherby
Senior Archaeologist (Desk-based Assessments/Roman Pottery), MoLAS

10.00am – 12.30pm (with a break for coffee)

Introduction to pottery studies – how we know our dates
Minimum standards required by the profession
Looking at fabrics the MoLAS way – discussion of how we record at the Museum

1.30pm – 5.00pm (with a break for tea)

Introduction to Prehistoric and Roman pottery, including handling session

Saturday 5th April, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Jacqui Pearce
Specialist in Medieval and Later Ceramics, MoLAS

10.00am – 12.30pm (with a break for coffee)

Why count sherds? An introduction to recording and interpreting data
Illustrating pots – what are the choices available?
Presenting the results – an outline of publishing archaeological ceramics

1.30pm – 5.00pm (with a break for tea)

Introduction to medieval pottery of the London region, from Late Saxon to the 15th century
Introduction to post-medieval pottery, from the Tudors to Victoria (including handling sessions)

Cost:  £15 (members to Bexley Archaeological Group) or £20 (non-members)


Email:  for application form

Clare Gillett
Field Officer
Bexley Archaeological Group

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