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 pale brown, texture fine and compact, infrequent fine inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 7.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: channel (0.08-0.96, singular 1.52), vughy (0.08-0.56); void length: 0.08-1.52
inclusions 2.5%, length: <0.04-0.16
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, 0.04-0.16
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, red, reddish brown, 0.06-0.12
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