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 Brown-reddish clay, fine and compact, with very few visible inclusions of whitish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.40
inclusions length: 0.03-04-0.67
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz sporadic, angular; subangular, spherical; subspherical, transparent, 0.08-0.67
mica frequent/infrequent, angular, spherical; elongate, shiny, 0.02-04-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; elongate, whitish/yellowish, 0.08-0.60
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded; rounded, very spherical; spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.03-04-0.20
reddish inclusions sporadic, rounded; subrounded, spherical; elongate, red, 0.08-0.20
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