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 Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, white, dark, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1.0%; void form: channel; void length: 0.12
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded-subangular, spherical-subspherical, grey, reddish, clear, 0.04-1.1
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, 0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical, black, <0.04-0.16
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.4
more inclusions3 frequent, angular - very angular, subspherical, elongate, golden brown, 0.08-0.32
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