FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-10
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light red, core: gray; irregular; numerous small to large white inclusions, many large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/6, core: 2.5YRN6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; plaines; void length: 0.025-0.75
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.75
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, subrounded, subspherical, white; clear, 0.025-0.75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.375
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0.025-0.25
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.75
black inclusions frequent, angular, subelongate - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.5
more inclusions1 frequent, rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0.025-0.375
more inclusions2 frequent, angular, subelongate - subspherical, light green, 0.05-0.5
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