FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-C-3
fabric previously published as HIM-REG-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break exterior: reddish yellow, fading to pink and pinkish gray, granular; mid-sized reddish brown particles, some very large dark gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior: 7.5YR 6/6-7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1
inclusions 7,5%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0,15-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white; white, 0,09-0,15
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, subelongate, white, 0,03-0,06
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, brownish black, 0,03-0.09
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,2
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, grey, 0,3-2
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