FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type NA-REG-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Naples region
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pink, granular; numerous middle-sized to very large dark gray and reddish brown particles, few small white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,08-0,6
inclusions 20%, length: 0,2-2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0.2-0,8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.2-1
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,08-1
brown inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, brown, 0,2-2
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