FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COR-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Corinth
certainty of arguments archaeometric: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine white inclusions, sporadic very large white and dark brown angular inclusions, some medium-sized to large dark gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,84
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-4
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0.08-0,48
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.12-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, light red, 0,2-2,4
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0,04-0,44
brown inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subelongate, rusty brown, 0,2-1,6
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