FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, brown, white, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish red 5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, reddish, clear, 0.04-2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.08-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.28
more inclusions2 singular, subrounded, subspherical, black and red, 0.6-1.0
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