FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ISC-CBM-3
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 inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,2
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-3
sorting unsorted


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