FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-OD-1
fabric previously published as HIM-REG - OD - 2
ware Opus Doliare
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; some large to very large yellowish white inclusions, some mid-sized dark particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy
inclusions 20%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,06-0,6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-2
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03-0,24
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, brownish black, 0,03-0,06
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, subelongate, reddish brown, 0,06-0,3
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, subspherical, light red, 1-2
grey inclusions infrequent, subangular, subspherical, light grey, 2
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