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 Light reddish-brown clay, very fine and depurated with few, sporadic and small visible inclusions of white-yellowish colour. High percentage of porosity
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: Vughy; channel; holes; void length: 0.04-1.39 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.04-08-0.40-1,59 (one singular inclution)
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz rare, subangular; subrounded, subspherical, white-greyish-transparent, 0,24-0,40
mica singular, very small
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical, white, 0,02-04-0,12-16
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded; subangular, spherical; very spherical, whitish-yellowish, 0,04-08-0,16-36
reddish inclusions rare, subrounded; rounded, subelongate; very spherical, reddish, 0,12-16-0,20
more inclusions2 singular- Big void with carbonate inside, rounded, subelongate, whitish-greyish, 1,59
more inclusions3 rare, well rounded, very spherical, yellowish, 0,12-16-0,28
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