Mortarium studies have enormous value in addressing a variety of themes including source, chronology, function, distribution, and as an index to trade and Romanisation.
This comprehensive volume, commissioned by English Heritage, provides an over-view of mortarium studies for England, Scotland and Wales.
Presented in twelve regional chapters designated by modern county boundaries, each comprises a bibliography, synthesis and recommendations for future research.
Imported mortaria are covered in a separate chapter.
It will provide an important resource for those working on Roman pottery both in Britain and elsewhere.