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, numerous fine and few large 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 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.06-0.88
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.6
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.48
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.68
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