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 red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to few large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.08 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8 (vughy), 1.0, 1x >2.4 (channel)
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-2.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, grey, dark grey, 0.08-0.64
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-2.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
white inclusions singular, subspherical, white, 2.6
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, very spherical, yellowish white, 0.2
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