FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-5
fabric previously published as Impasto 4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light brown, texture fine and compact, fine inclusions: white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6, core light brown 7.5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.12-0.48); void length: 0.04-0.48
inclusions 2.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, clear, white, reddish, 0.04-0.16
mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, spherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
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