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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-7
ware Terra Sigillata
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, fine, few very small white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.5
inclusions 25%, length: 0.025-0.125
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.125
mica singular, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.625
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.1
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, rust coloured, 0.025-0.1
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical; elongate, black, 0.025-0.125
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