FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 7
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, few fine inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pimk 7.5 YR 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.0%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.16-1.4); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-0.48
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.48
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.16
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
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