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 light brown and very pale brown (sandwich), texture fine and compact, infrequent fine inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior very pale brown 10 YR 7/4, interior and core white 10 YR 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: channel (0.2-3.4), vughy (0.08-1.1); void length: 0.08-3.4
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, angular, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.2
mica infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, subspherical, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.08-0.28
reddish inclusions riddled with, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
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