FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type HIM-CBM-1
fabric previously published as HIM-REG - OD - 4
ware Opus Doliare
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pink, granular; some very large brick coloured inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,5
inclusions 20%, length: 2-2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,15-0,5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,03-0,09
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,06-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,03
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, brownish black, 0,03-0,15
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,09-0,3
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, subspherical, light red, 0,15-3
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