FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-7
fabric previously published as Impasto 83
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, white, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.12-1.2), channel (0.2-0.4); void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-11.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.4
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, <0.04-0.68
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.52
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.32
black inclusions very frequent, subrounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, brownish black, 0.04-1.6
foraminifera singular, well rounded, elongate, white, 1.08
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