FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ISC-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Ischia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish light brown, irregular; many large black shining inclusions, many clear and gray quatz particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,4
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-2,5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; grey, 0.2-2,5
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.4-1.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,08
reddish inclusions singular, angular, subspherical, light red, 1,6
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, glassy, 0,3-1
grey inclusions very frequent, well rounded, spherical, dark grey, 0,08-0,8
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, rusty brown, 0,08-0.4
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