Members of SCAG were joined by colleagues from both Lincoln and Radcliffe-on-Trent archaeology groups as we enjoyed a day learning about 5th -8th century pottery under the expert guidance of Jane Young.
It was really good to be able to handle not only sherds, but also reconstructed jars.
We learnt a huge amount in the day about the methods of manafacture and how to identify these pots. Although as Jane reminded us, some of the wares are very difficult to tell from Roman fabrics and even the experts have difficulty!
However, the day gave the 40 attendees and real starting point into this period of ceramics, so a big thank you to Jane.
We are beginning to recover late Saxon shelly wares from the Vicars’ Court dig.