FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 15
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, core light red, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, vacua
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pinkish white 7.5 YR 8/2, core reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.06-1.6
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, white, grey, reddish, 0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.32
calciumcarbonate singular, subspherical, white, 0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.8
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
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