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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!

MortariumThis animal head has broken off a special Roman bowl used for grinding herbs (a mortarium). What animal does it look like? © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman samian potteryThis Roman samian pottery was made in Gaul (northern France). People used it for special events. Grapes, walnuts, cherries and almonds were eaten in Roman Britain. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman potsRoman pots were made in different shapes using a potter’s wheel. There were kilns all over Roman Britain. Seven have been found in Canterbury. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Iron Age potsLocal Iron Age people made pots by hand, like these. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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