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, grey, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-0.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, grey, reddish, clear, white, 0.04-1.2
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.08
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.04-0.2
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