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 fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, vacua
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/3-7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.96
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, angular, subspherical, white, 0.32-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical, white, reddish, 0.12-0.32
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.96
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
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