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CAT KITs

Pots and Pans

All the ancient pots and pans in these pictures were found in Canterbury and the local area. Some are here to show you how the CAT KIT pottery would look if it was complete. Others are just fun to look at!

Medieval Black friarsA reconstruction of medieval Black friars eating in their refectory. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Medieval foodWe made some medieval food! Bread, leek and ‘sops’, pickled herrings and fig pastries. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Medieval cooking potMedieval cooking pot made at Tyler Hill. It is black with soot where it nestled in an open fire. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Jugs made at Tyler HillJugs made at Tyler Hill. The thumbed base is a typical medieval style. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


The BIG DIGDiscovering medieval Tyler Hill jugs at THE BIG DIG near Canterbury Bus Station. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Amphora handleSometimes the contents of the amphora were written on the outside. This handle has some rare Roman writing carved into it. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman cremation gravePottery was often placed in Roman cremation graves. Sometimes it contained food and drink for the dead person’s journey to the After Life. The scale measures 50 cms. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


OystersOysters were very common in Roman times and the ones from Richborough were famous! These oysters came from St Augustine’s Fish Supplies in Whitstable. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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