FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type AKR-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Red-pinkish and fine clay with visible inclusions of small size and of whitish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-08-0.16; 0.52 (singular)
inclusions length: 0.04-0.48
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz sporadic, subrounded, subspherical, greyish/transparent, 0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent/frequent, angular; well rounded; rounded, very spherical; subspherical, white, 0.12-16-0.40
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-08-0.48
red iron oxide concretions sporadic, rounded; subrounded, very spherical; subspherical, red, 0.08-0.40
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical, black, 0.04
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