Defining Fifth-century Ceramics in North Hertfordshire

Keith J. Fitzpatrick-MatthewsORCID logo

Archaeology and Outreach Officer, North Hertfordshire District Council, PO Box 480 M33 0DE. Email:

Cite this as: Fitzpatrick-Matthews, K.J. 2016 Defining Fifth-century Ceramics in North Hertfordshire, Internet Archaeology 41.


During large scale excavations at Baldock in the 1980s, a series of fifth-century and later deposits was identified. Analysis of the pottery showed new forms and fabrics appeared at this time. Similar fabrics were also identified on sites outside the town. This paper explores the implications of the material for understanding the Late Roman/early medieval transition in Hertfordshire.

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