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CONSPICUOUS LIQUID CONSUMPTION
A 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.

Table 4

TYPE OF JUG

SIZE (ML)

WELL /FABRIC

PERIOD (Centuries)

Tripod Pitcher

9523

Well 2 OXY

Late 12th/early 13th

Baluster Jug

1836

Well 2 OXAH

Late 12th/early 13th

3048

Well 23 OXAW

Early to mid 13th

2728

Well 3   OXAW

Late 13th

3964

Well 9 OXAMAW

Late 13th

Rounded Jug

3703

Well 1 OXAW

Early to mid-13th

4435

Well 1 OXAG

Early to mid-13th

2986

Well 4 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

2785

Well 4 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

3809

Well 11 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

2050

Well 11 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

Jug with arm spout

2198

Well 4 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

Biconical Jug

6727

Well 10 OXAM

Late 13th/early 14th

 


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