FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type HIM-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Himera
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Pinkish-orange clay with light brown core; very fine and depurated with no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/8 - 5 YR 6/8 (laterals); 7.5 YR 5/4 (heart)
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.95-1.00 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.04-1.00
sorting well sorted silt


quartz sporadic, angular; subrounded, subspherical, Grey-shiny, 0,12-0,20
mica sporadic, angular; subangular, subspherical, shiny, 0,04-0,06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded; rounded, subspherical; spherical, white, 0,08-0,16
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical; elongate, white-yellowish, 0,04-08-0,12- 0,40 (rare)
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, reddish, 0,04-0,06
black inclusions singular, rounded, ovoidal, black, 0,08-/
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