FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light pale brown, granular; fine white and red inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,25
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-0,75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.08-0,3
mica frequent, angular, spherical - elongate, white; dark, 0,04-0,2
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,09-0,2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,75
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,04-0,25
brown inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light brown, 0,16-0,7
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,8-0,2
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