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Mortaria fragments, Glenlochar

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Mortaria were bowls with a rough surface used for grinding cereals and other food.  Due to this rough surface, these are known as fragments of coarseware. One fragment has white matrix and shows part of a rim section. The other has an orange coloured matrix.

 

Glenlochar Fort


Glenlochar near Castle Douglas was central to the Roman army's operations in Galloway. A series of temporary camps and a fort guarded a crossing over the Dee and controlled the routes north along the Glenkens and west to Loch Ryan and the North Channel. Limited excavations have produced a range of finds typical of small forts in northern Britain.

Place of Discovery:
Glenlochar Roman Fort
Materials/Media:
caeramic, coarseware
Dimensions:
L 42mm, L 57mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1955.101.14=15
Digital Number:
DMPO011n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
RCAHMS site record:
Glenlochar Roman Fort
References:
RICHMOND, I A ; ST JOSEPH, J K "The Roman Fort at Glenlochar, Kirkcudbrightshire", TDGNHAS, Third Series, Volume 30, 1953, pp1-16, including 'Notes on the pottery from Glenlochar' by J P Gillam.