FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-4
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light yellowish brown, irregular; many small to mid-sized dark, some small to mid-sized white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5Y6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; chamber; void length: 0,01-1,75
inclusions 30%, length: 0,01-0,5
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular - subrounded, spherical - subelongate, clear; gray, 0,05-0,5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,01
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, subrounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,02-0,1
reddish inclusions frequent, subangular - rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0,01-0,37
black inclusions very frequent, angular - rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,02-0,42
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