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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown; many dark and white inclusions of medium size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 7/4 - 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.875
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, subangular, subspherical, white, 0.025-0.75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.5
black inclusions frequent, very angular, subspherical, black, 0.05-0.875
more inclusions1 frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.375
more inclusions2 singular, very angular, subspherical, light green, 0.025-0.125
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