6.6.5 Pottery

Early medieval Scotland was largely a-ceramic with the exception of the late prehistoric to modern sequence in the Hebrides (Lane 2007) and more broadly from the imported E-wares discussed above under Economic Networks. Mention should, however, also be made of radiocarbon dated residues from Shelly ware ceramics imported from London which confirm a 10th-11th -century origin for the trading settlement at Perth, at least a century before the burgh was formally established under David I (Hall et al 2006).

E-ware found at King’s Seat ©️ Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust