FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SOL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Solunto / Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.08 (channel)-0.16 (vughy)
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, subangular - angular, clear, grey, white, 0.04-0.5
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.1
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, grey, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, dark grey, <0.04-0.24
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