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 and compact, fine inclusions: grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4, core 5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.0%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.48
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.76
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.08
reddish inclusions very frequent, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.76
black inclusions frequent, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white and black, 0.44
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