FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ISC-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Ischia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, irregular; numerous fine dark gray and white inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,28
inclusions 25%, length: 0,08-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.12-0,8
mica infrequent, angular, spherical; elongate, white; dark, 0,04-0,12
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,08-0,6
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,2
brown inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, yellowish brown, 0,4-0,75
white inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subelongate, white, 0,08-0,3
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