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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-11
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break red, granular, many small and medium sized white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: plains; void length: 0.025-1
inclusions 35%, length: 0.025-1.25
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subangular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.5
mica singular, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.75
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.5
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-1.25
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical; elongate, black, 0.025-0.75
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.5
more inclusions2 singular, angular, spherical; elongate, light brown, 0.025-0.25
more inclusions3 singular, angular, spherical; elongate, green, 0.025-0.25
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