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: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6, light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-1.4), channel (0.12-0.8); void length: 0.08-1.4
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-6.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.64
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate very frequent, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, <0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.12-0.52
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.28
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, black, 0.04-0.68
brown inclusions singular, angular, spherical, elongate, golden brown, 0.16-0.24
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