H 297 x W 210 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Mar 2020
Papers focus on the pottery of Mediterranean origin imported into the Atlantic, as well as ceramics of Atlantic production which had widespread distribution. They examine chronologies and relative distributions, and consider the composition of key Atlantic assemblages, revealing new insights into the networks of exchange between c. 400-700 AD.
'Based on a symposium held at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University in 2014, Ceramics and Atlantic Connections, edited by Maria Duggan, Sam Turner, and Mark Jackson, contains a sequence of case studies of the imported ceramic assemblages of the Atlantic sectors of Ireland, Britain, Gaul, and the Iberian peninsula in the period c. 400-700 CE. It has been produced to a very high standard: big, glossy pages, overflowing with high-quality illustrations (many in color); precise, large-scale drawings of many different ceramic vessels; detailed maps; and an abundance of tables and charts with the underlying empirical data presented in sharp resolution. The individual essays are a little eclectic and the volume as a whole sometimes has the feel of an “interim report” meant for specialists (there is no index, for example), but the information presented here should be of interest to all students of the late-Roman and post-Roman west.'
'All of the papers are extremely well written (all are in English) and illustrated, and my only quibble is the lack of an index. Overall, this is an important collection of papers which highlights the importance of late antique trade all the way along Europe’s Atlantic seaboard.'