FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type 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 very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.14-0.44
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded, subangular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.06-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.36
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.4
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