FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type AKR-A-1
fabric previously published as SOL-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.3 (vughy), 0.9 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.5, 1x 4.8
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.08
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, sunelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.3
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-1.8
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