FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type AKR-A-1
fabric previously published as ION-ADR-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Agrigento
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) very pale brown 10 YR 8/3-7/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.16
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.48
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.1
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, brown, orange, 0.04-0.44
reddish inclusions infrequent, spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.08
black inclusions infrequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.48
foraminifera singular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.24-0.4
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