FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Naples
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown; iregular; several big dark inclusions and a few white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.05
inclusions 7.5%, length: 0.025-1.25
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, subangular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white; white, 0.25-0.125
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, rust coloured; reddish brown, 0.025-0.75
black inclusions frequent, very angular, subspherical, black, 0.05-1.125
more inclusions1 infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0.025-0.5
more inclusions2 frequent, very angular, subspherical, light green, 0.05-0.5
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