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 light red, textur middle fine and compact, small and few large inclusions: reddish, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.4 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-1.4
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded- subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.06-0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, spherical, elongate, black, 0.040.28
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