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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break light yellowish brown, fine; middle-sized to large dark brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness soft
porosity 1%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,08
inclusions 2,5%, length: 0,02-0,24
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,08
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.04-0.08
reddish inclusions infrequent, very angular, very spherical, rust coloured, 0,04-0,12
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0,04-0,08
brown inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.08-0.8
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