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, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 5 YR 5/4, core reddish brown 5 YR 4/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.52), channel (0.12-0.4); void length: 0.04-0.52
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz riddled with, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, white, reddish, clear, 0.06-1.5
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, angular, spherical, subelongate, white, 0.2-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subelongate, white, 0.32
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.24
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, pale orange, 0.04-0.4
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