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, textur middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1.5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.06-0.8
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.64
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate - very elongate, white, <0.04-0.32
reddish inclusions frequent, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions frequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
brown inclusions infrequent
foraminifera singular, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.08-0.24
more inclusions2 infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, subspherical, very elongate, black-brown, 0.12-1.64
more inclusions3 infrequent, angular, subspherical, elongate, golden brown, 0.08-0.4
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