FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine, infrequent large inclusions: red, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) very pale brown 10 YR 8/3-8/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-1.4), channel (0.28); void length: 0.08-1.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.28
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subspherical, white, 0.06-0.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.12
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