FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type IAIT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Painted Ware
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8 , 1x 1.6 (vughy), 1.6 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-5.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, clear, white, grey, <0.04-0.7
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-5.4
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, reddish-brown, red, <0.04-2.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.24
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, yellowish, 0.16
more inclusions2 singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white to pale brown grog, 0.6-0.8
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