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 Dark grey clay with a good amount of white, small and big visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 4/0
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.04-08-1.00
inclusions length: 0.04-08-0.60
sorting unsorted


quartz sporadic
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate sporadic, rounded; subrounded, spherical, white, 0.08-0.20-24
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded; rounded; subangular, very spherical; spherical, yellow/whitish, 0.04-08-0.60
reddish inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical, reddish/orange, 0.04-0.08
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