Archive of Anglo-Saxon Pottery Stamps
The Archive of Anglo-Saxon Pottery Stamps covers the period usually referred to as ‘Pagan Saxon’, but in fact stamps continue to be found in contexts as late as the early eighth century AD, although the peak period is the late fifth to early seventh centuries AD. The aim of the Archive is to produce material for comparison between sites which may be far apart, in order to discover any patterns in distribution that might lead to more information regarding the early A.S. settlers, their movements, trade patterns and perhaps even their religious beliefs. The other object is to provide information, and to submit reports on stamps from sites when requested to do so. The Archive is based in London in West Hampstead.