FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type AKR-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Light yellowish clay, hard but a little bit flaky to the touch, with some visible inclusions of big size and whitish-yellow colour, medium greyish and some smaller of white colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 Y 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.16-1.35 ca.
inclusions length: 0.08-2.40 ca.
sorting unsorted


calciumcarbonate sporadic, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.08-0.83
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subrounded, spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-08-1.11
reddish inclusions rare, well rounded, spherical, reddish/pinkish, 0.48
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black, 0.40
more inclusions2 sporadic, rounded, very spherical, dark yellow, 0.08-0.40
more inclusions3 sporadic, angular; very angular, elongate, Yellow (sandy), 0.20-2.40 ca.
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