FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SOL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, yellow, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 XR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8, 1x 1.2 (vughy), 0.7 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, reddish, white, <0.04-0.4
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-2.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.7
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.12
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