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, grey, white, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.12-0.24
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, reddish, white, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate-very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.12-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, angular, spherical, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.28
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.2-0.28
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