FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red and light brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, peripheral area reddish grey 5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.3 (vughy), 1.6 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, clear, white, 0.06-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.1
calciumcarbonate riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, grey, <0.04-0.8
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.2-0.4
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