FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: channel (0.08-0.4), vughy (0.08-0.4); void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherrical, elongate, white, grey, reddish, clear, 0.04-1.6
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, white, dark, 0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.28-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.68
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.12
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