FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CdE-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Circulo del Estrecho
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown and pale red, texture middle fine, frequent small and few large inclusions: grey, black, red, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) very pale brown 10 YR 8/3, core pink 5 YR 8/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, chambers, channel; void length: 0.04-1.1
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, clear, reddish, white, 0.04-1.0
mica singular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.28
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.7
foraminifera infrequent, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.28-0.4
Cite this page as: FACEM - http://facem.at/m-179-109