FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type UTI-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Utica / Ityke
certainty of arguments archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour greenish white, core very pale red, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: reddish, white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pale yellow 5 Y 8/4, core pink 5 YR 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.08 (channel), 0.06 (vughy)-1.4 (channel), 0.6 (vughy)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, well rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, brownish, 0.04-0.3
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, subspherical, white, 2.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.52
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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