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 reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, white, black, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish red 5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-4.0), channel (0.08-0.4); void length: 0.04-4.0
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.96
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, 0.04-0,96
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.52
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.24
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.68
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
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