FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SOL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Solunto / Solus
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour ligth red, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, hannel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.0 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, white, grey, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.7
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-2.4
black inclusions singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.28-0.3
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