FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 5
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 inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.91
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.91
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.2-0.32
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.88
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded, spherical, elongate - subelongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.56
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