FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red and very pale brown, texture fine and compact, fine inclusions: red, white, pale brown, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish yellow 7.5 YR 7/6, interior and core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: vughy (0.08-1.06), channel (0.12-1.7); void length: 0.08-1.7
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - angular, spherical, elongate, clear, grey, reddish, 0.04-0.2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate singular, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.44
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, spherical, yellowish white, 0.6
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
more inclusions2 infrequent, subrounded, subangular, very spherical, black and reddish brown, 0.12-0.68
more inclusions3 singular, spherical-subspherical, light brown, 0.96-1.0
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