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 archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale orange, core light red, texture medium and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.2 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-3.0
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, brownish, 0.04-0.7
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very sperical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-3.0
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.08
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