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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break interior: pink, exterior: light gray, granular; few large brown, some fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) interior: 7.5YR7/4-2.5Y7/2, pink, exterior: light gray
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,12
inclusions 2,5%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.32
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,16-2
brown inclusions frequent, very angular, spherical, rusty brown to dark brown, 0.08-0.28
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,1-0,16
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