of Thionville, between route D 1 and the Moselle river.
The site was destroyed when the course of the Moselle
was changed in 1960, but traces remain in the military
area between the new riverbed and route D 1. The site
was hurriedly excavated in 1960 when remains of a
pottery were uncovered during work on the riverbed, and
traces of a large shed and three kilns were brought to
light. The stratigraphy revealed two occupation levels
with a hiatus between them.
Two storage dumps were found, one for goblets, the
other (apparently never used) for molds. The first dump
dated from the earliest period of activity and contained
two batches of terra sigillata, apparently by different
potters: the first batch was probably made by one hitherto unknown man, now called the Moselle Master or the
Master of the Little Man. The second batch can be
attributed to a group that undoubtedly had ties with
Lavoye. The second generation of potters had strong ties
with Trèves, in particular Censor, Comitialis, and especially Alpinus: according to recent studies (Huld-Zetsche)
he started working in Haute-Yutz and from there influenced the Trèves potters from the end of the 2d c. to
the beginning of the 3d c., which is the second period
of activity at Haute-Yutz. The first may be placed around
130. Haute-Yutz also turned out a good deal of plain
sigillata, notably Drag. 40, 38, 18/31, 32, 33, 43, 45, 44
and various other forms with a dozen potters' stamps.
The Thionville museum has an archaeological collectlon.
G. Stiller et al., “Découverte d'une officine de céramique gallo-romaine à Haute-Yutz (Moselle),”Annuaire de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie
60 (1960) 5.