FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, granular; some fine to mid-sized white and small to very large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0,01-2,5
inclusions 15%, length: 0,01-0,7
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular - subangular, subspherical - elongate, clear; gray, 0,07-0,3
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,01-0,05
calciumcarbonate singular, subangular, subspherical, white, 0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,02-0,12
reddish inclusions frequent, subangular - rounded, spherical - subelongate, reddish brown, 0,05-0,5
black inclusions frequent, subangular - rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,05-0,7
foraminifera singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0,25
more inclusions1 singular, angular, subspherical, black, glassy, 0,4
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