FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, core: light reddish brown, granular; some small tol mid-sized white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/3, core: 5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 12,5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,01-0,75
inclusions 22%, length: 0,01-0,7
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular - subrounded, spherical - subelongate, clear; gray, 0,05-0,5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,01-0,02
calciumcarbonate singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0,45
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,01-0,12
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0,05-0,37
black inclusions frequent, subangular - rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,05-0,7
foraminifera singular, subrounded, spherical, white, 0,45
more inclusions1 singular, angular, spherical, black, glassy, 0,12
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