FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 48
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Pantelleria
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish yellow, core dark grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: clear, white, grey, black, reddish brown, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6, core grey 5 YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-2.8
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, subspherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish, grey, 0.04-1.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, yellowish white, 0.8
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.04-2.0
black inclusions very frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, <0.04-0.96
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, spherical, grey, 0.8-1.0
more inclusions2 infrequent, subangular - very angular, subrounded, elongate, subelongate, very elongate, spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.06-1.4
more inclusions3 singular, well rounded, very spherical, yellowish brown, 0.6
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