FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 5 (close to)
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, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior very plae brown 10 YR 8/3, interior and core pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.06-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.44
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