FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as PN impasto 5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Rhegion province
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, white, grey, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 8/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy ( 0.04-0.24), channel (0.12-0.32); void length: 0.04-0.32
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.86
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, grey, reddish, 0.04-0.72
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.24
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, spherical, white, 0.12
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions singular, rounded, elongate, black, 0.04-0.56
brown inclusions infrequent, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, golden brown, 0.06-0.4
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