FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-CBM-3
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, irregular; many medium-sized to large gray inclusions, many medium-sized white particles, fine dark mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,25
inclusions 15%, length: 0,04-3
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.25-1,6
mica frequent, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, subspherical, dark brown, 0,4-3
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions frequent, angular, subspherical, rusty brown, 0,12-0.8
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