FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-7
fabric previously published as Impasto 81
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core light brown, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, red, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/7, core light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 1.8%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, reddish, white, clear, 0.04-0.96
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.48
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.8
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
more inclusions2 frequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, light greyish brown, 0.12-1.6
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