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 greenish white and pale yellow, texture fine and compact, fine to infrequent large inclusions: red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior pale yellow 2.5 YR 8/3, interior and core white 5 Y 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1.0%; void form: vughy (0.4-1.4), channel (0.16-2.4); void length: 0.16-2.4
inclusions 5.0%, length: <0.04-2.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate-subelongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-1.2
mica infrequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, white, yellowish
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded, very spherical, subelongate, red, inside white, 0.8-2.2
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, elongate-subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, subangular, very spherical, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
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