FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-CBM-2
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 Very dark brown clay, granular, full of visible inclutions of small or big (singular) yellowish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; chamber (singular); void length: 0.04-0.40
inclusions length: 0.02-2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,3
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, orange; white, 0,15-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-2
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,06-1
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, grey, i0,6-2
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