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 pale reddish brown, texture fine, fine inclusions: grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior pink 5 YR 7/3, core light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.0), channel (0.08-2.2); void length: 0.04-2.2
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.28
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, <0.04-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.28
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