FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-6
fabric previously published as SiA 1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, granular; numerous fine to mid-sized white and dark particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7%; void form: channel; void length: 0,2-1,4
inclusions 20%, length: 0,4-0,8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.4-0,8
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark red, 0,6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black
foraminifera frequent, rounded, spherical, white; grey, 0,4-0,6
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