FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type HIM-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Compact clay of brownish-pinkish colour with whitish visible inclusions of small size and sporadic white-greyish of big size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/4 and 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: Vughy; Holes; Chamber (some); void length: 0.04-06-0.52
inclusions length: 0.04-0.83-87
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded; subangular, very spherical; subspherical; spherical, greyish-transparent, 0,04-0,16-18
mica frequent, very angular, subspherical, shiny, 0,04-2-0,06-08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded; subangular, subspherical; spherical, white (and some cristalyzed), 0,16-0,83-87
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded; rounded; subrounded, very spherical; subspherical, yellowish, 0,04-0,40
reddish inclusions rare, rounded, spherical, red, /-0,05 (media)
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