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CONSPICUOUS LIQUID CONSUMPTION
A RE-EVALUATION EXERCISE OF
THE NEW BODLEIAN EXTENSION SITE, BROAD STREET, OXFORD 1937

 

What the data tells us

 

The Total Assemblage

The total assemblage across all the wells comprised 1,346 sherds with a total weight of 109,577g.  The Estimated Vessel Equivalent (EVE), which gives an estimation of the total number of vessels in each context, was calculated by summation of the rim sherd circumference at 64.6  However, 40.7 of these are from unstratified contexts, leaving 23.9 from datable contexts. Table 2 shows rim %, weight and number of sherds, in weight order based on Brown (1997). There is a likely under-count in the number of sherds, since these do not include vessels that have been wholly or partly restored, for example, those in Well 1 (Fig. 5).  Those vessels that could be identified by form and fabric were placed within chronological period (Table 1).

Fig. 5.  Well 1 produced 9 vessels, including 4 near complete jugs. On the extreme right, the polychrome glazing of the Ashampstead tradition is distinctive -- the colourless lead glaze on an iron-rich oxidised clay gives the orange hue to the glaze on the vessel body, with applied white slip decoration firing to yellow.

 

 


Analysis of the assemblages List of Contents The Late 12th to mid-13th centuries
 
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