FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-C-2
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 brown, core: strong brown, granular
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR5/4, core: 7.5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; void length: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,09-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-0,2
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, reddish brown, 0,09-0,3
grey inclusions singular, angular, elongate, grey, 0,15
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