FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
Punic Pottery
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown; many fine to large white inclusions, some fine to large dark particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-0,8
inclusions 25%, length: 0,02-1
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,08-1
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,08-0,4
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