This lab houses our ceramic reference and teaching collections, with materials drawn from excavations undertaken by the School and especially by ULAS from the city and from the county. A key collection of material under study currently comprises pottery of Iron Age and Roman date from the fieldschool excavations at Burrough Hill.
The laboratory also features a pottery wheel and small kiln for the experimental production and firing of pots. Two furnaces for experimental work are available (Carbolite 1200°C; Vecstar MRF2 1300°C).
The lab also holds an extensive Lithics collection containing replicas and excavated materials such as scrapers, handaxes, knives, and points ranging from the Upper Paleolithic to the Roman period.