FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type UTI-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Utica / Ityke
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to medium sized inclusions: grey, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.08 (vughy), 0.28 (channel)-2.8 (vughy), 0.32 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-2.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, brownish, 0.04-0.75
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.06-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.3
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.6
more inclusions2 infrequent, subangular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, red, 1.8-2.8
more inclusions3 singular, very elongate, red, 1.8-3.6
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