Mortaria from excavations at Newport, Lincoln

Lincolnshire archaeologists Allen Archaeology have been excavating at the northern end of Lincoln’s Newport since 2013. Their excavations have revealed, among other things, evidence of a previously unknown 2nd Century pottery kiln. Their latest blog post looks at some of the mortaria (mixing and grinding bowls) excavated there, which have been recently studied by ceramic specialists. You can read more generally about their excavations at the site here.

I published a post recently about the fantastic community excavations carried out on Newport over the past few years, and you can read that here.


Spout sherd of a mortarium made by the potter ‘VOROLAS’ at the well known South Carlton kilns. The excavations at the Newport kiln will add to our understanding of the specialist potters working in and around Lincoln


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