FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 7
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/3-7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, yellowish, clear, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, spherical, subelongate, elongate, white, 0.04-0.28
reddish inclusions riddled with, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
foraminifera singular, sherical, elongate, white, 0.12-0.4
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