I've a list of Roman stone mortaria (Purbeck limestone only !) at
About 15 out of 57 are seriously ill-documented and I'd be very grateful
if anyone could help me to find a decent reference to a publication, or a
museum location, for any of them !
There are of course lots of others made of other limestone, sandstone,
gritstone, ... and lots of mediaeval ones.
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On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Malcolm Watkins wrote:
> There are Roman stone mortaria. Examples have been recorded from Frocester
> in Gloucestershire - one now in the City Museum & Art Gallery Gloucester.
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> > From: Andy Russel[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Reply To: British archaeology discussion list
> > Sent: 23 March 2001 01:37
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> > Subject: Roman mortaria
> > Did the Romans every make mortaria from stone rather than clay? They had
> > access to the same stone as the medieval stone mortaria makers. If not
> > when did someone decide to spend hours chipping out a stone bowl? perhaps
> > linked to a different method of food preparation, pounding rather than
> > mixing?