Thursday, August 2, 2018
A Carolingian Pottery in Sevrey, France
According to INRAP, the town was perfectly cited for potting, with access to excellent clay, forests for fuel, and the Saône River to ship the goods. This was pretty rough stuff, but it was thrown on a wheel and produced in quantity. Commerce did not die out in early medieval Europe, it was just at a lower technical level and smaller scale than in Roman times.