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, grey, black, red, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 5 YR 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.06-0.8), channel (0.2-0.8); void length: 0.06-0.8
inclusions 30%, length: <0,04-2.4
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, reddish, 0.08-1.2
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, well rounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.24-2.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.32
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.72
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