FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-9
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 reddish brown, texture fine and compact, infrequent fine to large inclusions: white, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/4 and pink 5 YR 7/3 (sandwich)
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.64
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-2.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0.04-0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subelongate, white, black, 0.4-1.0
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.48
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, sperical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
brown inclusions singular, very elongate, dark brown - grey, 2.6
more inclusions1 singular, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.12
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