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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-7
ware Terra Sigillata
Campanian Orange Ware
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break granular, fine black inclusions and mica sporadically visible
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 20%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.175
inclusions 10%, length: 0.025-0.1
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz singular, angular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.075
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0.025-0.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
reddish inclusions singular, angular, subspherical, rust coloured, 0.025-0.1
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical, black, 0.025-0.075
more inclusions1 infrequent, rounded, subspherical, yellowish white, 0.5
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