FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-4
ware Terra Sigillata
Sigillata Puteolana
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break granular, no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,025-0,25
inclusions 15%, length: 0,025-0,25
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz singular, angular, subspherical, gray, 0,025-0,125
mica singular, angular, spherical, dark, 0.025-0,075
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,025-0,125
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, subspherical, reddish brown; light red, 0,025-0,175
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,025-0,125
more inclusions1 frequent, rounded, subspherical, brown; white, 0,125-0,25
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