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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-A-4
fabric previously published as KTS, Carthage (n. 345)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, core: light gray, mottled, irregular; some fine to medium-sized reddish yellow inclusions, glittering quartz particles, sporadic large white inclusions, large channel formed voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/3, core: 2.5Y7/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,15-1
inclusions 25%
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, clear, 0,15-0,3
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, subspherical, white; yellow; brown, 0,15-0,6
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, black, 0,06
brown inclusions singular, rounded, subelongate, light brown, 3,5
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