FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as ION-ADR - A - 1
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, numerous fine inclusions: red, white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.28
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, clear, 0.08-0.9
mica frequent, spherical, angular, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subspherical, white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.24-1.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subelongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.28
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