FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type IAIT-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Painted Ware
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour grey, edges pale red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) core pink 7.5 YR 7/3, edges pink 7.5 YR 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 1,5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.4, 1x 0.8 (vughy), 0.24 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.24
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddis- brown, red, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.3
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical, grey, 0.32
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