FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-3
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 very pale brown with grayish brown lines, exterior and interior white, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to some large inclusions: red, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and core very pale brown 10 YR 8/3, interior pink 7.5 YR 8/3, light brown 7.5 YR 6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.06-0.8), channel (0.12-1.6); void length: 0.06-1.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.0 (1x 10.8)
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical, elongate, grey, white, reddish, clear, 0.04-0.64
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.24-1.0
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.56
black inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, <0.04-0.28
brown inclusions frequent, subspherical, very elongate, greyish brown, 0.08-10.8
foraminifera singular, well rounded, subrounded, very spherical, subspherical, pale orange, yellowish, 0.24-0.28
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