FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type AKR-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish-yellow clay, fine and depurated, with few visible inclusions + concentrations of small white ones
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: channel; chamber (sporadic); vughy (sporadic); void length: 0.04-0.79
inclusions length: 0.04-0.24-40
sorting well sorted silt


mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate frequent, angular; subrounded, spherical; subelongate, white, 0,04-0,28
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded; subangular, very spherical; spherical, white-yellowish, 0,08-0,32
reddish inclusions rare, well rounded, subspherical, reddish-orange, 0,04-0,40
grey inclusions rare, well rounded, very spherical, greyish-dark grey, 0,04-/
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