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 red, texture middle fine and compact, small and few large inclusions: red, reddish brown, white, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.06 (channel), 0.04 (vughy)-0.7 (channel), 1.0 (vughy)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical -subspherical, grey, clear, brownish, 0.06-0.5
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subsperical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-2.4
black inclusions singular, spherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.12
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