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The gabbroic pottery of Cornwall

  • D.P.S. Peacock (a1)

Cornish gabbroic pottery has one of the more distinctive British petrological signatures and a remarkable distribution in space and time. Here recent developments are reviewed and some misconceptions corrected

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