Date(s) - 13/01/2015
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Trainer: Sue Anderson – Specialist Archaeologist, Spoilheap Archaeology
This course will cover the basics of pottery identification in archaeological assemblages from East Anglia, with an emphasis on post-Roman material. It will include an introduction to manufacturing techniques and show how an understanding of these processes can aid identification. The methods used in pottery analysis will be described and demonstrated. Finally, a slide show and hands-on session will be used to describe the types of pottery found in the region.
By the end of the course participants will have learnt the basics of pottery identification, distinguishing pottery sherds from other ceramics, and understand how specialists record and use the information from pottery assemblages in the interpretation of archaeological sites.
Please note: this session is not part of the main SHARE calendar, and has been organised and funded by St Edmundsbury Heritage Services as part of their HLF project. A limited number of places have been kindly offered to SHARE Museums East, and we are pleased to be able to offer these out to the wider museum community.
This event is fully booked.