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 archaeometric: certain, archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale green,core pale yellow, texture fine, numerous small to medium sized inclusions: red, dark grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pale yellow 5 Y 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1.3, 1x 3.8 vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.3
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.52
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, <0.04-0.24
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-1.3
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
white inclusions singular, subrounded, very spherical, white, 1.2
more inclusions2 infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical, orange, 0.16-0.8
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