FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 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 fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink - very pale brown 7.5 YR 7/4 - 10 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate - elongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.06-0.88
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, sark, <0.04-0.24
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, redddish brown, <0.04-0.75
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate , very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
more inclusions2 singular, subelongate, red, 1.2
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