Mortaria fragments, Glenlochar

Glenlochar Roman Fort
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.
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L 42mm, L 57mm
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caeramic, coarseware
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Glenlochar Roman Fort
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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