FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 43
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break exterior light red, interior and core reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior light red 2.5 YR 6/8, interior and core reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-3.8), channel (0.08-0.44); void length: 0.04-3.8
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.32
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, angular - very angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.06-1,32
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.08-2.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.36
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.68
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
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