FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Rhegion province
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine white and few light red inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 4%; void form: chambers; void length: 0,2-0,4
inclusions length: 0,6-4,8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, white, 0.6-1,2
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.2
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 4,8
grey inclusions singular, angular, subelongate, metallic grey
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