FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-2
fabric previously published as Impasto 30
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Western Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior white, core pinkish white 7.5 YR 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.06-0.52
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.36
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.36
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.08-0.2
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical , elongate, black, 0.04-0.12
foraminifera singular, very spherical, white, 0.12-0.24
more inclusions2 infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, orange brown, 0.32
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