FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, frequent small to large inclusions: grey, black, white, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, chambers, channel; void length: 0.04-4.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.1
mica frequent, sperical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, very spherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.3
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.5
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, grey, <0.04-1-0
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