Dales ware

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Coarse shell‐gritted hand‐made cooking pots, probably made near the confluence of the rivers Trent and Humber from the mid 2nd century ad onwards. The fabric is hard and coarse with a smooth but unpolished surface, grey, black, or brown in colour. The body of the clay contains small fragments of white shell. Sandy wheel‐thrown imitations, Dales‐type cooking pots, were made in Lincolnshire, the Humber Basin, and probably around York at the same time.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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