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: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish-pinkish clay very fine and depurated with no visible inclusions exept for some rare cases of very small and whitish inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-1.00-1.59 (channel lenght max)
inclusions length: 0.04-0.16
sorting well sorted silt


mica infrequent, very small size
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded; subangular, very spherical, whtiish, 0,04-0,16
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded; rounded, spherical, white-yellowish, 0,04-0,16
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