FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light brown; granular; numerous fine to medium-sized black inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.625
inclusions 7.5%, length: 0.025-0.875
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-0.25
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.2
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.325
reddish inclusions infrequent, subangular, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.5
black inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, black, 0.025-0.5
more inclusions2 singular, angular, subspherical, light green, 0.025-0.275
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