FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-C-9
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, gray core, granular; numerous fine to large black and white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4, core: 5YR5/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,025-0,75
inclusions 20%, length: 0,01-1,5
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, clear; white, 0,08-1,1
mica infrequent, angular, spherical - very elongate, white; dark, 0,01-0,08
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,025-0,25
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0,05-0,5
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, black; glassy, 0,15-1,3
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, dark brown, 0,25-1,25
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