FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-CBM-1
fabric previously published as HIM-REG - CBM - 1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish clay, very coarse with visible inclutions of medium and big size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel (sporadic); void length: 0.04-0.79
inclusions length: 0.04-2.5
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,15-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0,15-1
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-0,15
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, reddish brown, 0,06-2
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, grey, 0,6-2,5
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