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 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 1.0%; void form: channel; void length: 0.04-0.16
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - subelongate, clear, white, grey, reddish, 0.04-1.2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical, subelongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-1.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.12
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, elongate, white, 0.12-0.28
more inclusions2 infrequent, subangular - veryangular, subspherical, elongate, golden brown, 0.06-0.4
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