FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-11
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, core: dark reddish gray, laminated; many fine dark, some fine to very large white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR4/3, core: 5YR4/2
texture of freshly broken surface laminated
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-2,5
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, clear; white, 0,08-1
mica frequent, angular, spherical - very elongate, white; dark, 0,01-0,8
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, black, 0,025-1,25
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0,025-1,25
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, brownish black; glassy, 0,12-0,8
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,25-2,25
foraminifera singular, rounded, spherical, white, 0,12
more inclusions1 infrequent, angular, elongate - subspherical, white, 0,3-0,5
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