FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-A-9
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, core: light gray; irregular; some large black inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR 7/4, core: 5Y7/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.025-0.75
inclusions 5%, length: 0.025-1.25
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz frequent, subrounded, subspherical, clear; gray, 0.025-0.5
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, rust coloured, 0.025-0.5
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.025-1.25
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0.2-0.6
more inclusions1 frequent, rounded, elongate, white; yellowish brown, 0.025-0.5
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