FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown, pale red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, frequent small to large inclusions: grey, black, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6, core gley 1 6/-
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: chambers, channel; void length: 0.04-2.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.0
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
grey inclusions frequent, subspherical - spherical, very elongate, grey, 0.04-1.1
more inclusions1 singular, very spherical, 0.4
more inclusions2 singular, spherical - very elongate, white with black and red, 0.3-1.0
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