FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeometric: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, granular; some white and dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 6%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-1
inclusions 8%, length: 0,08-0,8
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.4-0,8
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 2,64-0,6
black inclusions frequent, rounded, elongate, black
foraminifera very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,2-0,6
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