FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type HIM-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish-yellow clay with black-greyish core. It presents very sporadic visible inclusions of dark and white colour of small size; visible voids of linear shape
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; holes; channels; void length: 0.04-08-1.19 (lenght channel)
inclusions length: 0.04-0.60
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded; subangular, spherical; very spherical, white, 0.04-08-0.20-60
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subangular; well rounded, very spherical, white-yellowish, 0.04-0.12-16
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very elongate; subspherical, from dark to light red, 0.08-0.56
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