FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-3
fabric previously published as F. 41
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red and pale brownish red, texture coarse, numerous inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6, interior and core yellowisch red 5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-8.4), channel (0.08-1.0); void length: 0.04-8.4
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - very angular, very spherical - subelongate - very elongate, grey, white, reddish, red, clear, 0.04-0,88
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - spherical, elongate - subelongat, white, yellowish, 0.04-2.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, spherical, grey, 0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.28
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.24
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical - subelongate, grey, yellowish, 1.0-1.2
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