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Useful links

Bibliography on Roman ceramics
directly to search only in the RCRF-bibliographies:

Database Terra Sigillata/ Samian Ware

This Website of the the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM), Mainz (D) comprises a suite of databases concerned with Samian ware, specially of the names on Samian ware. As a result of a co-operation agreement between the Universities of Reading and Leeds together with the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, the life-long study made by Brian Hartley and Brenda Dickinson of the stamps and signatures on Samian ware will also become available on the database. This work, replacing the Index of Potters' Stamps (Oswald, 1931), is published by the Institute of Classical Studies, London, With volume 9 (2012) the series is now complete: the last volume has a comprehensive index to the whole set of 9 volumes.

Study Group for Roman Pottery
On-line Bibliography: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/sgrp_2013/

Ex Officina Hispana
Sociedad de Estudios de la Cerámica Antigua en Hispania (S.E.C.A.H.)

Société Française d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule (SFECAG)

Pottery and ceramics in archaeology, principally of the Roman period in Britain and western Europe

Italian Terra Sigillata - Guidelines
Philip Kenrick offers guidelines for identifying and recording stamps on Italian Terra Sigillata.

International Association for Research on Pottery of the Hellenistic Period e.V.,
a consortium of international specialists in the field of Hellenistic pottery. The IARPotHP sees its main tasks as the establishment, promotion and intensification of contacts between scientists at an international level, as well as the collection and dissemination of information regarding research concerning ceramics of the Hellenistic period.

Austrian data-base, centred on pottery from the Bay of Naples, in particular table wares and coarse wares from the site of Naples itself and from Cuma. These results are complemented by samples of Campana A and of Terra Sigillata, stemming both from sites of the consumption area (Velia in Campania, military camp of Haltern, Germany).

The project aims at improving the knowledge of the Roman economy and trade in the Western Mediterranean Sea (the 4th century BC – the 1st century AD), thanks to the use of modern research methodologies. The project is focused on the study of pottery production centers and related ceramics. New investigations have been carried out, whilst some are still on-going. Pottery is very common in archaeological records and is one of the most important markers used by archaeologists to date contexts, reconstruct trade routes and economic patterns of urban sites and sharpen our understanding of the technical level of ancient societies. The core of the methodology applied in the project is the integration of archaeology and archaeometry (in particular, paste computational analyses to detect the provenance of raw materials). For ceramics, especially, the existing data on Central and Southern Italy production centers, distribution and trade networks are being gathered to offer a new understanding and interpretation of them.
Database: http://arcer.cilea.it/ArcerProject/

Some 630 lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum represent production centers that were active across the ancient Mediterranean world between 800 B.C. and A.D. 800. Notable for their marvelous variety—from simple clay saucers that held just oil and a wick to elaborate figural lighting fixtures in bronze and precious metals—the Getty lamps display a number of unprecedented shapes and decors. Most were made in Roman workshops, which met the ubiquitous need for portable illumination in residences, public spaces, religious sanctuaries, and the grave. The omnipresent oil lamp is a font of popular imagery, illustrating myths, nature, and the activities and entertainments of daily life. Presenting a largely unpublished collection, this extensive catalogue is an invaluable resource for specialists in lychnology, art history, and archaeology alike.
Now in Open Access: http://www.getty.edu/publications/ancientlamps/

It is incredible how many publications on archaeological themes, specially periodicals (more than 1100 titles) and data-banks, one can read online by free open access. AWOL helps you to find them and you can subscribe to a newsletter which comes nearly every day with new links.

ADS -The Archaeology Data Service
The Archaeology Data Service, established at the University of York, supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology.
Cf. e.g. for amphorae: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/amphora_ahrb_2005/index.cfm (University of Southampton).