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 Light brown clay, fine and depurated with some visible inclusions of white colour and of small-medium size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 5/6; 5 YR 5/1 (core)
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; vescicular (sporadic); void length: 0.04-0.79
inclusions length: 0.04-0.32; 1.19 (big agglomerate)
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subangular, spherical; subspherical, greyish/transparent, 0.08-0.32
mica sporadic, shiny
calciumcarbonate sporadic, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.08-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.24
reddish inclusions infrequent, subangular; rounded, very soherical; spherical, light red/orangish, 0.04-08-0.20
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