FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type AKR-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Light brown clay with visible inclusions of white colour and small size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; spongy; void length: 0.12-16-0.87
inclusions length: 0.04-0.36-40
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subangular; angular, subspherical; spherical, greyish/whitish/transparent, 0.12-16
mica frequent, shiny
calciumcarbonate frequent, subangular; rounded, very spherical; subspherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.12-0.36-40
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded; angular, very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.20
reddish inclusions rare, rounded; subrounded, spherical, red/orange, 0.08-0.20-24
black inclusions rare, subangular, very spherical, black, 0.08-0.24
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