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
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour exterior reddish grey, interior and core light red, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, black, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/3, interior and core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel (0.08-1.4), vughy (0.06-1.6); void length: 0.06-1.6
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.05
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, angular - very angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, grey, reddish, clear, 0.04-1,05
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, reddish, 0.06-0.56
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, reddish, 0.2-2.5
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, <0.04-0.84
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
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