FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light reddish brown, texture fine, infrequent inclusions: white, grey, red, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.06-1.2
inclusions 3.5%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.04-0.14
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.28
foraminifera singular, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.2-0.32
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