Roman dating endings

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Unfortunately, we cannot establish a close chronology for the collapse of either the money economy or the Romano-British pottery industry, because we do not know how long people used Roman coins after the imperial government ceased to supply Britain with new coinage.

As a result, several million British people disappear from history.We propose that this material does indeed exist, but has been wrongly characterized as ‘Late Roman’ or, worse, “Anglo-Saxon.” This pottery copied late-Roman forms, often poorly or in miniature, and these pots became increasingly odd over time; local production took over, often by poorly trained potters.Occasionally, potters made pots of “Anglo-Saxon” form using techniques inherited from Romano-British traditions.“Romano-Saxon” pottery is thus a symptom of changes that continued into the fifth century, as we shall see in the discussion of individual vessels.Before we can turn to the pots themselves, though, we need to outline the problems associated with dating and characterizing this material.

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