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, texture fine, fine and infrequent large inclusions: red, white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.36
inclusions 5.0%, length: 0.04-0.7
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - angular, spherical, grey, white, 0.04-0.7
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.28
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.36
black inclusions infrequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, dark grey, 0.12-0.4
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