FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: grey, black, white, reddish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/6, interior area gley 1 6/-
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.0 (vughy), 1.2 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, grey, 0.04-0.7
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-1.0
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, grey, black and red, <0.04-1.0
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