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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as A 21
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, granular; some large white and dark red inclusions, numerous fine white particles, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-2,8
inclusions 10%, length: 0,04-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.08-1,2
mica very frequent, dark, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subelongate, rust coloured, 0,08-0,28
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