FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-4
fabric previously published as Impasto 58
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine incusions: gray, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6, light reddish brown 5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.72
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular very angular, subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, white, reddish, 0.04-0.56
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, <0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, 0.04-0.72
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