This volume of the JRPS celebrates the career of Kay Hartley, described by Sheppard Frere as "the oracle on Romano-British mortaria". She has been associated with a number of important excavations, such as Heronbridge and Much Hadham, and it has been said of her that "no serious excavation report of the Roman period can be completed without either a contribution from her, or a reference to her work."
K F Hartley: A biographical note (G B Dannell et al) Kay Hartley: An appreciation (Sheppard S Frere) Mancetter memories (Colin Baddeley) Kay Hartley: Friend and teacher (Roland Sauvaget) Kay Hartley: A personal view (Viv Jones) The dating of Crambeck parchment ware (Paul Bidwell) Reflections on the choice of Brockley Hill as a pottery production site (David Bird) Varro's dolia: Jars for fattening dormice (Joanna Bird) Un potier du Rozier (Lozere) (Ariane Bourgeios and Michel Thuault) Late Roman pottery kilns at Goodison Boulevard, Cantley, Doncaster: Excavations by J R Lidster in 1957 and 1962 (Paul C Buckland and John R Magilton) Roman stone mortars: A preliminary survey (H E M Cool) The mixed grill over-egged (Nina Crummy) A study in scarlet: Samian pottery and the Claudian invasion (Geoffrey B Dannell) Brough-on-Humber fine wares production (Margaret J Darling) P-14 unmasked, and what happened next (Brenda Dickinson) Thomas May and Castor beakers (J P Gillam) Pots for tables; Tables awaiting pots: An exercise in speculative archaeoeconomy (B R Hartley) The Pitt Rivers collection of Samian ware in Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (Robert Hopkins) The great Essex earthquake (AD60/1)? (Raphael M J Isserlin) A bird in the hand (Catherine Johns and Val Rigby) Food and drink in Wales: The impact of the Roman occupation (Myfanwy Lloyd Jones) Size matters: The role of smaller temporary camps in north Britain (Gordon S Maxwell) Les mortiers Drag 45: Leur place dans l'etude des ceramiques d'epoque romaine (P H Mitard) The Roman pottery industry of west-central Leicestershire (Richard Pollard) `A glass vessel of peculiar form': A late Roman mould-blown bottle found with a burial at Milton-next-Sittingbourne in Kent (Jennifer Price) Why save anything? (Richard Reece) The latest ceramic mortaria in Bulgaria? (Vivien G Swan) A collection of Samian ware found close to the first bridge at Piercebridge (Margaret Ward) `The hidden paw': The mystery of the cat in Roman Britain (Janet Webster) Roman pottery production at Gelligaer (Peter Webster) Paternus, I or II? (Felicity Wild) A Roman paint pot from Castor, Normangate Field, and its contents (H G M Edwards et al) Rare tazze, paterae and a broad hint at lararium from Lactodorum (Towcester) (Charmian Woodfield)