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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 red clay, very fine and depurated, with some white visible inclusions of very small size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.67
inclusions length: 0.04-08-0.48
sorting well sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded; rounded, subspherical; very spherical, greyish/transparent, 0.12-16-0.48
mica frequent
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded/subrounded, very spherical; subspherical, white, 0.04-08-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded; rounded; subangular, spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.40
more inclusions2 rare, subangular, spherical, light orange, 0.12
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