FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-12
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, core: reddish yellow; smooth; few fine to mid-sized white and some midsized to large dark inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4, core: 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,025-1
inclusions 10%, length: 0,01-1,2
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical subelongate, clear, 0,2-2
mica frequent, angular, spherical - very elongate, white; dark, 0,01-0,12
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,05-0,5
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,025-0,3
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black; glassy, 0,25-0,75
grey inclusions infrequent, subrounded - subangular, subelongate - subspherical, light grey, 0,5-1,1
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, dark brown; glassy, 0,12-0,75
white inclusions singular, angular, subelongate, white, 0,75
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0,05-0,15
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