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date: 23 August 2019

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This chapter deals with archaeological research on Roman pottery in Germany. It looks at a number of key archaeological sites and groundbreaking studies, with particular reference to two German provinces. It also considers specific imported finewares such as terracottas and terra sigillata. More specifically, it describes various terra sigillata production centres such as Rheinzabern, Trier, Nürtingen, Waiblingen, Stuttgart-Kräherwald, and Haltern. In addition, the chapter discusses archaeological excavations involving coarsewares at sites such as Hofheim, Niederbieber/Weißenthurm, Alzey, Schwabmünchen, Wimpfen, Frankfurt-Heddernheim, and Heidelberg. Finally, it outlines the development of analyses and evaluation methods for the scientific study of Roman ceramics.

Keywords: pottery research, terra sigillata, Rheinzabern, coarseware, X-ray fluorescence

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