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
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale red, texture fine and compact, small and few large inclusions:
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.06-1.8 (vughy), 0.5 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.5
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, brownish, 0.06-0.7
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.16-0.24
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.5
black inclusions singular, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.2
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