FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type HIM-C-1
fabric previously published as HIM-REG-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: pinkish gray, granular
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/6, core: 7.5YR6/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,5
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,2-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,06-0,15
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-0,09
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, brownish black, 0,03-0,09
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, o,06-0,15
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