FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-1
ware Terra Sigillata
Sigillata Puteolana
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break smooth break, no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 2,5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,025-0,25
inclusions 10%, length: 0,025-0,125
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz singular, angular, subspherical, clear, 0,125
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,025-0,075
calciumcarbonate singular
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, light red, 0,025-0,125
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,025-0,125
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