Bibliography of Vivien Swan




Pottery in Roman Britain (Shire Archaeology 3, 1975; 2nd revised edn. 1978; 3rd revised edn. 1980; 4th revised edn., completely re-illustrated 1988).

The pottery kilns of Roman Britain (with 5 micro-fiches) (RCHME Supplementary Series 5, HMSO 1984).

(with H. G. Welfare) Roman camps in England: the field archaeology (RCHME/HMSO 1995).

Articles and specialist reports (excluding mediaeval papers)

“An unpublished early Roman military bronze from Nettleton, Wilts,” Wilts Archaeol. Mag. 65 (1970) 195-98.

“The Romano-British coarse pottery” in J. G. Wainwright, “The excavation of pre-historic and Romano-British settlements, near Durrington Walls, Wilts., 1970,” Wiltshire Archaeol. Mag. 66 (1971) 100-16.

“The structure of New Forest Romano-British pottery kilns,” Antiquity 45 (1971) 45-48.

(with B. N. Eagles) “The Chessells, a Romano-British settlement at Kingscote,” TransBrisGlosArchSoc 91 (1972) 60-91.

“Aspects of the New Forest late Roman pottery industry,” in A. P. Detsicas (ed.), Current research in Romano-British pottery (CBA Res. Rep 10, 1973) 117-34.

“The fine wares (late mortaria and selected coarse wares),” in S. Pollard, “An Iron Age settlement and a Romano-British villa, at Holcombe, near Uplyme, Devon,” Proc. Devon Arch. Soc 32 (1974) 115-38.

“Oare reconsidered and the origins of Savernake ware in Wiltshire,” Britannia 6 (1995) 36-61.

“Relief-decorated imitation samian cups from Wanborough, Wilts.,” in J. Dore and K. Greene (edd.), Roman pottery studies in Britain and beyond (BAR S30, Oxford 1977) 263-68.

“Colour-coated wares (post-Flavian),” in P. T. Bidwell, The legionary bath house and Basilica-Forum at Exeter (Exeter Arch. Rep. 1, 1979) 189 ff.

“Caistor by Norwich reconsidered and the dating of Romano-British pottery in East Anglia,” in A. S. and A. C. Anderson (edd.), Roman pottery research in Britain and north-western Europe (BAR S123, Oxford 1982) 123-55.

“Comments on Inveresk ware,” in G. D. Thomas, “Excavations at the Roman civil settlement a t Inveresk, 1976-77,” ProcSocAntScot 118 (1988) 167-71.

“Legio VI and its men; African legionaries in Britain,” JRomPotStud 5 (1992) 1-33.

(with J. Monaghan) “Head-pots: a North African tradition in Roman York,” Yorks. Arch. J. 65 (1993) 21-38.

“Recording England’s Roman heritage,” Ad Familiares 7 (1994) iv-v.

“Une tradition de Gallia Narbonensis à York au debut du 3ème siècle,” Société Française d’Étude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule. Actes du Congrès de Versailles, mai 1993 (Marseille 1994) 371-80.

“Legio VI Victrix in the early third century: the ceramic evidence,” RCRFActa 34 (Szekesfehervar 1995) 199-203.

(with P. Topping) “Early salt-working sites in the Thames Estuary,” in Thames Gateway: recording historic buildings and landscapes on the Thames estuary (RCHME, Swindon 1995) 28-40.

“Comments on the structure of kilns 5 and 5; the pottery from kilns 3-5 and waste-pit,” in J. May, Dragonby: report on excavations at an Iron Age and Romano-British settlement in North Lincolnshire (Oxbow Monograph 61, Oxford 1997) 103-6, 135-36, 574-82.

“Vexillations and the garrisons of Britannia in the second and early third centuries: a ceramic view-point,” in W. Groenman-van Waateringe et al. (edd.), Roman Frontier Studies 1995 (Oxbow Monograph 91, Oxford 1997) 289-94.

(with P. T. Bidwell) “Camelon and Flavian troop-movements in southern Britain: some ceramic evidence,” in J. Bird (ed.), Form and fabric: studies in Rome’s material past in honour of B. R. Hartley (Oxbow Monograph 80, Oxford 1998) 21-30.

“Legio XX Valeria Victrix and the Antonine Wall: new perspectives on the history of northern Britain,” in N. Gudea (ed.), Roman Frontier Studies: proc. XVIIth Int. Congress, 1997 (Zalau 1999) 539-45.

“The pottery, with ceramic evidence from other selected Roman temporary camps,” in C. E. Lowe and R. Moloney, “Excavation of the Roman temporary camps at Dullatur, North Lanarkshire,” Britannia 31 (2000) 244-48.

(with R. A. Philpott) “Legio XX VV and tile production at Tarbock, Merseyside,” Britannia 31 (2000) 54-67.

“The Twentieth Legion and the history of the Antonine Wall reconsidered,” ProcSocAntScot 129 (1999 [2000]) 399-480.

(with R. M. McBride) “A Rhineland potter at the legionary fortress of York,” in M. Aldhouse- Green and P. V. Webster (edd.), Artefacts and archaeology: aspects of the Celtic and Roman world (Univ of Wales, Cardiff 2002) 190-234.

“The Roman pottery of Yorkshire in its wider historical context,” in P. Wilson and J. Price (edd.), Aspects of industry in Roman Yorkshire and the North (Oxford 2003) 35-79.

“The historical significance of ‘legionary wares’ in Britain,” in F. Vermeulen, C. Sass and W. Dhaeze (edd.), Archaeology in confrontation: aspects of Roman military presence in t h e Northwest: studies in honour of Prof. Em. Hugo Thoen (University of Ghent 2004) 259-85.

“Dichin (Bulgaria) and the supply of amphorae to the Lower Danube in the fifth and sixth centuries AD,” in J. Eiring and J. Lund, Transport amphorae and trade in the Eastern Mediterranean (Monog. Danish Inst. Athens 5 2004) 371-82.

“The latest mortaria in Bulgaria?” JRomPotStud 12 (2005) 167-78.

“Dichin (Bulgaria): the fifth- and sixth-century destruction deposits, and their implications for ceramic chronology,” in M. Bonifay and J.-C. Tréglia (edd.), LRCW2: Late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae in the Mediterranean: archaeology and archaeometry (BAR S1662.ii, Oxford 2007).

“Dichin (Bulgaria): interpreting the ceramic evidence in its wider context,” in A. G. Poulter, The transition to late antiquity on the Danube and beyond (ProcBritAc 141, 2007) 251-80.

“Builders, suppliers and supplies in the Tyne-Solway region and beyond,” in P. T. Bidwell (ed.), Understanding Hadrian’s Wall; papers from a conference held at South Shields, 2006 = The Arbeia Journal 9 (2008) 1-35.

“Dichin (Bulgaria): the destruction deposits and the dating of Black Sea amphorae in the fifth and sixth centuries AD,” in N. Inaishvili and D. Kassab-Tezgör, The production and trade of amphorae in the Black Sea: papers from an International Conference at Batumi (Georgia) and Trabzon (Turkey) 2006 (Anatolia Antiqua Suppl). in press.

(with R. M. McBride) “Report on the Roman pottery in its historic context: interpretation and catalogue,” in R. Newman (ed.), Carlisle Millennium Excavation vol. 2 (Oxford Archaeology North/Carlisle City Council, forthcoming).

“The vaulting tubes: production source and wider historical significance,” in R. Newman (ed.), Carlisle Millennium Excavation vol. 2 (Oxford Archaeology North/Carlisle City Council, forthcoming).

“The pottery and lamps” in A. Poulter (ed.), The transition to late antiquity: excavations at Dichin and the field survey (forthcoming).

Landscape and mediaeval papers

(with D. Mackay) “Earthworks at Marton and Moxby Priories,” Yorks. Arch. J. 61 (1989) 71-84.

(with D. Mackay) “Roxby Hill, Thornton le Dale: the lost village of Roxby?” in M. Bowden, D. Mackay and P. Topping (edd.), From Cornwall to Caithness: some aspects of British field archaeology (BAR 209, Oxford 1989) 183-95.

(with D. Mackay and B. E. A. Jones) “East Lilling, North Yorkshire: the deserted medieval village reconsidered,” Yorks. Arch. J. 62 (1990) 91-109.

“Marton Priory fishponds: a postscript,” Yorks. Arch. J. 63 (1991) 219-20.

(with E. A. Jones and D. Grady) “Bolesford, North Riding of Yorkshire: a lost Wapentake centre and its landscape,” Landscape History 15 (1993) 13-28.

Book reviews

Review of M. G. Fulford, “New Forest Roman pottery” and “The pottery” in B. Cunliffe, Porchester Excavations I, in Britannia 8 (1977) 480-82.

Review of M. Lyne and R. Jefferies, The Alice Holt/Farnham pottery industry, in Rescue News 20 (1979) 9.

Review of M. Darling, A group of late Roman pottery from Lincoln, in Britannia 10 (1979) 388- 89.