FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: red, white, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light brown 7.5 YR 6/3, exterior reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1.0%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.16-1.48
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - very angular, spherical, subelongate - very elongate, grey, clear, reddish, white, 0.04-0.72
mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, with red points, <0.04-1.4
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.44
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
more inclusions2 frequent, angular, subspherical, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
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