Provenance of chalk tesserae from a Roman town-house in Vine Street, Leicester

@inproceedings{Tasker2013ProvenanceOC,
  title={Provenance of chalk tesserae from a Roman town-house in Vine Street, Leicester},
  author={Alison Helen Tasker and Ian P. Wilkinson and Mark Williams and Melanie Hall Morris and Nicholas J Cooper and Michael Fulford},
  year={2013}
}
Fourth-century a.d. chalk tesserae from Roman Leicester (Ratae Corieltavorum) yield rich microfossil assemblages that identify a biostratigraphical age of Cretaceous Late Cenomanian to Early Turonian. The nearest chalk outcrops to Leicester lie in Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and north Norfolk, indicating that the material for the tesserae must have been sourced remotely and transported to Ratae. Superimposing the Roman road network onto a map of the relevant Chalk Group distribution… CONTINUE READING

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