FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-9
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown with reddish strings, texture fine and compact, numerous fine and infrequent large inclusions: red, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4, light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.0%; void form: vughy (0.12-2.8), channel (0.24-5.2); void length: 0.12-5.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-8.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.6
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, 0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, white, 0.12-8.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions very frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
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