FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-4
fabric previously published as Impasto 4A
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, fine to large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.0, singular 7.2), channel (0.2-0.32); void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.32
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.36
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.68
reddish inclusions very frequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions very frequent, subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.24
brown inclusions singular, subspherical - subelongate, brown, 1.32
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