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 pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine and sporadic large inclusions: white, grey, brown, 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 (0.04-0.84), channel (0.2-1.0); void length: 0.04-7.2
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-7.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.24
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.12
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
brown inclusions frequent, rounded - subangular, very sperical - very elongate, brown, 0.04-7.2
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