Cite this as: Dannell, G.B. 2018 The Uses of South Gaulish Terra Sigillata on the Roman Table. A study of nomenclature and vessel function, Internet Archaeology 50. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.50.5
This article discusses the problems surrounding the matching of South Gaulish terra sigillata shapes to the descriptions used by their potter manufacturers and modern sigillata type-series produced by scholars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It then goes on to postulate which shapes and types of vessel might have dressed a Roman table, and how those vessels might have been used. The discussion is quantified by examples of comparative frequencies occurring at the kiln site and on export sites within a historical framework of key consumer sites.