FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish brown 5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.08-1.2); void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, clear, white, grey, red, 0.08-2,4
mica infrequent, angular, white, dark, 0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, white, <0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-1.6
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.2
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