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RE-EVALUATION EXERCISE OF
THE NEW BODLEIAN EXTENSION SITE, BROAD STREET, OXFORD 1937
How have the Well assemblages been analysed?
The assemblages have been phased by chronological periods identifying fabric, vessel form, glaze and size within each well assemblage (See Table 1) – these are selected categories that potentially have the most to tell. The dating of two of the Wells, Nos. 3 & 9, has been pushed nearer to 1300 from Bruce-Mitford's original suggestion of 1240-1280 AD on the basis of Hurst's (1962/3, 150-2) reassessment of White Castle which Bruce-Mitford had used as a comparator. Improvements in the understanding of the overall ceramic trends in Oxford are provided by The Hamel excavation 1980 (Mellor 1980, 177). The basic data by rim percentage, weight and number of sherds is tabulated in Table 2, whilst in Table 3, the vessel form has been assessed as a percentage of the total estimated vessel equivalent (EVE), within each phase. Finally, in Table 4 the vessel capacity has been calculated for 13 stratified vessels for which a full profile is available.
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