FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-8
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown; granular; numerous black particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.75
inclusions 10%, length: 0.025-0.625
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, subspherical, clear; gray, 0.025-0.625
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.25
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, subrounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.2
black inclusions riddled with, angular, spherical, black, 0.025-0.625
more inclusions2 singular, angular, subspherical, light green, 0.025-0.375
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