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, very fine and depurated, with some visible inclusions of white-yellowish colour and of small and 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; channel; vescicular (sporadic); void length: 0.04-08-0.40
inclusions length: 0.04-08-0.71
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subangular, spherical; subspherical, greyish/whitish/transparent, 0.08-0.20-24
mica sporadic
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.08-0.20
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded; rounded; subangular, very spherical; subelongate, white/yellowish
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded; subangular, very spherical; subspherical, light red/orange, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions rare
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