FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-6
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 pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-2.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elonagte, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.4
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.24
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