FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown and pale red, core light grey, texture middle fine and compact, frequent small to large inclusions: grey, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6 and 6/8, core gley 1 6/-
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, chambers; void length: 0.04-3.4
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.9
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, yellowish white, white, 0.6-0.7
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.9
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, grey, <0.04-1,1
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