FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-3
fabric previously published as Impasto 15
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, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) white - light grey 10 YR 8/2-7/2
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.0), channel (0.2-0.56); void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.2
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, very spherical, reddish, 0.12-0.24
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.06
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
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