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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-7
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; fine reddish and white cords
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0,125-4,2
inclusions 7,5%, length: 0,02-0,5
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,125-0,25
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,02-0,125
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.075-0,25
black iron oxide concretions very frequent, subangular, very spherical, brownish black, 0,025-0,3
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,125-0,3
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light red, 0,5-1
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