FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ENT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Entella
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Brownish clay, fine and depurated, with a good amount of small and whitish visible inclusions. It appears micaceous
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel (sporadic); void length: 0.04-08-0.79 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.04-08-0.79
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz sporadic, rounded; subangular, very spherical, greyish/transparent, 0.04-0.08-12
mica frequent, angular, very spherical; subelongate, shiny, 0.04-0.12-16
calciumcarbonate sporadic, well rounded, subspherical, white, 0.08-0.20
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded; subrounded, very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.28
red iron oxide concretions singular, subangular, spherical, dark red, 0.08
black inclusions rare, angular, subspherical, black/dark grey, 0.12-0.16
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