FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-2
fabric previously published as Corfiote IV
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale yellow, texture fine and compact, without magnification inclusions invisible
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pale yellow 2.5 Y 8/3 , light grey 10 YR 7/2
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: channel (0.16-0.9), vughy (0.2-0.8); void length: 0.16-0.9
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.28
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.12
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
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