FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-2
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 inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) white 10 YR 8/2, core very pale brown 10 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.24
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.24
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, well rounded, very spherical, light orange,light brown, 0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspheical, light orange, light brown, 0.08-0.12
reddish inclusions riddled with, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.12
black inclusions very frequent, spherical -subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-024
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