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 1.0%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.3-0.5
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.3
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, subelongate, grey, reddish, clear, white, 0.04-1.2
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.24
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subsphericla, elongate -very elongate, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, angular, spherical, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical, subspherical, elongate, white, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, angular - very angular, subspherical , elongate, golden brown, 0.06-0.32
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