FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Western Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, core greyish, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to some large inclusions: white, red, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior pink 5 YR 7/4, core light brownish grey 10 YR 6/2
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: channel (0.08-2.4), vughy (0.04-1.8); void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.12
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspheical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, 0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, very elongate, white, yellowish, reddish, 0.04-0.36
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, brown, 0.12-1.12
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.52
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.28
foraminifera singular, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,2
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