FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-7
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, core: light reddish brown, granular; some large black particles, few medium-sized white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4, core: 5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.75
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-0.625
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, subrounded, subspherical, clear; gray, 0.025-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.375
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.375
reddish inclusions frequent, subangular, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.625
black inclusions frequent, subangular, subspherical, black, 0.05-0.625
more inclusions1 infrequent, rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0.025-0.25
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