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 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 irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.05-1.4
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elonagte, white, <0.04-0.04
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.48
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.68
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.06-0.48
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