FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ISC-CBM-5
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Ischia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break pale yellow, irregular; many large dark brown and black inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5Y7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,12
inclusions 7,5%, length: 0,04-0,8
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.2-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,04-0,16
black inclusions very frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,08-1,2
grey inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical, dark grey, 0,12-0,6
brown inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, dark brown, 0,2-0,6
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