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 archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Brown-reddish clay, very fine with rare, small, visible inclusions of whitish-yellowish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel (sporadic); void length: 0.02-04-0.48; 1.00 (singular)
inclusions length: 0.03-0.60
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz infrequent/frequent, subrounded; angular, spherical; subspherical, whitish/greyish/transparent, 0.08-0.60
mica frequent, angular; very angular, very spherical; subelongate, shiny, 0.02-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent/frequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-0.20-40
carbonate pseudomorphoses rare, subrounded, subspherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.20
black iron oxide concretions sporadic, rounded, spherical, black/greyish, 0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical; subelongate, red, 0.08-16
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