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 Reddish clay, fine, with sporadic and small visible inclusions of whitish-yellowish colour
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: 0.04-0.60 (channel lenght); 1.19 (singular)
inclusions length: 0.03-04-0.40-60
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded;subrounded;subangular, spherical; subspherical, whitish/transparent, 0.08-0.48
mica frequent, angular, spherical, shiny, 0.02-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded; rounded, spherical; subelongate; subspherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.20
black iron oxide concretions sporadic, rounded, spherical; elongate, black/greyish, 0.12
red iron oxide concretions rare, rounded, spherical, dark red, 0.08-0.20
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