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Thick‐walled very coarse ceramic material used for the manufacture of evaporation vessels in saltmaking from the mid 2nd millennium bc through to medieval times in northern Europe. The forms and fabrics of briquetage vessels are fairly distinctive and allow trade patterns and distribution networks to be established, especially for Iron Age times. Also known as very coarse pottery (VCP). See also saltern.

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