FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break gray - reddish yellow; irregular; some black inclusions of medium size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/6 - 10YR 6/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.625
inclusions 10%, length: 0.025-0.75
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, subangular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.75
mica infrequent, angular, subspherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.125
black inclusions infrequent, very angular, subelongate, black, 0.025-0.625
more inclusions1 frequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.025-0.25
more inclusions2 infrequent, very angular, subelongate, light green, 0.025-0.5
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