FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-10
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break light red to white; marbled, irregular; few large brown inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/6 -10YR8/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,125-1,5
inclusions 50%, length: 0,02-1,75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical to subelongate, clear, white, 0,25-0,75
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,125
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,07-0,3
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,02-0,2
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,07-2
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,07-0,25
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light red, 0,125-0,2
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