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Cross-channel connectivity : Wealden whetstones import from Roman Britain to the continent

(2018) OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY. 37(3). p.313-337
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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the Roman period cross-Channel exchange of calcareous sandstone-type whetstones derived from the Weald (Sussex, UK). This particular type of whetstone is reported for the first time from several Roman sites on the Continent, more specifically in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The morphology, geological provenance, petrographic characteristics and distribution patterns are discussed, based on a comparative analysis with archaeological and geological reference material. The latter analysis corroborates a common geological source: the very fine-grained, thin-bedded, flagstone-like calcareous sandstone beds of the Lower Cretaceous Wealden Clay Formation. These sandstones were most probably extracted in the northwestern part of the Weald area. The distribution pattern of the archaeological material implies the importance of personal mobility with potential military affinities.
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whetstones, Wealden Clay Formation, cross-channel connectivity, Roman period, petrography, geology

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Reniere, Sibrecht, Aurélie Thiébaux, Roland Dreesen, et al. “Cross-channel Connectivity : Wealden Whetstones Import from Roman Britain to the Continent.” OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY 37.3 (2018): 313–337. Print.
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Reniere, S., Thiébaux, A., Dreesen, R., Goemaere, E., & De Clercq, W. (2018). Cross-channel connectivity : Wealden whetstones import from Roman Britain to the continent. OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, 37(3), 313–337.
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Reniere, Sibrecht, Aurélie Thiébaux, Roland Dreesen, Eric Goemaere, and Wim De Clercq. 2018. “Cross-channel Connectivity : Wealden Whetstones Import from Roman Britain to the Continent.” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 37 (3): 313–337.
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Reniere, Sibrecht, Aurélie Thiébaux, Roland Dreesen, Eric Goemaere, and Wim De Clercq. 2018. “Cross-channel Connectivity : Wealden Whetstones Import from Roman Britain to the Continent.” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 37 (3): 313–337.
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Reniere S, Thiébaux A, Dreesen R, Goemaere E, De Clercq W. Cross-channel connectivity : Wealden whetstones import from Roman Britain to the continent. OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY. 2018;37(3):313–37.
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S. Reniere, A. Thiébaux, R. Dreesen, E. Goemaere, and W. De Clercq, “Cross-channel connectivity : Wealden whetstones import from Roman Britain to the continent,” OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 313–337, 2018.
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  author       = {Reniere, Sibrecht and Thiébaux, Aurélie and Dreesen, Roland and Goemaere, Eric and De Clercq, Wim},
  issn         = {0262-5253},
  journal      = {OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY},
  keywords     = {whetstones,Wealden Clay Formation,cross-channel connectivity,Roman period,petrography,geology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {313--337},
  title        = {Cross-channel connectivity : Wealden whetstones import from Roman Britain to the continent},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ojoa.12148},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2018},
}

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