No signup no join up face to face online sex chat - Dating of domestic ceramics

Early Saxon pottery (5th to 7th century) was handmade, often locally produced and fired in clamps or bonfires.

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Stamford is the major exception, continuing into the 13th century.

Middle Saxon pottery in East Anglia and Northumbria was made on a slow wheel, but elsewhere in Britain it was still handmade.

The main requirements of the industry were: This means that production sites were generally situated on clay subsoils near woodland in rural areas.

Rural potteries probably only operated part-time and the potters were peasants who spent most of their time farming.

Firing was a slow process to raise the temperature gradually to 1000°C. Few workshops have been excavated, but most consist of buildings and sheds which were probably used to store the raw materials and leather-hard pots, as well as a manufacturing area.

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