FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.2-6.4
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelonagte, grey, white, reddish, 0.06-1.4
mica riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
brown inclusions very frequent, angular - very angular, subspherical, elongate, golden brown, 0.06-0.68
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, 0.16-0.4
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