FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-3
ware Terra Sigillata
Sigillata Puteolana
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break granular, fine black inclusions and mica sporadically visible
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,025-0,25
inclusions 15%, length: 0,025-0,075
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz singular, angular, subspherical, clear, 0,025-0,075
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,025-0,075
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,025-0,075
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,025-0,075
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,025-0,05
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