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 with grey core, fine and compact, with a good amount of small visible inclusions of whitish-yellowish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6; 5 YR 5/1 (core)
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.79 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.02-04-0.60
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz sporadic, subrounded, spherical, white/greyish/transparent, 0.04-0.20 (singular)
mica very frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, shiny, 0.02-0.12
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical, white yellowish, 0.04-0.24; 0.60 (sporadic)
reddish inclusions infrequent, subangular; subrounded, spherical; very spherical, red, 0.03-04-0.20
black inclusions sporadic, subrounded; subangular, very spherical, greyish/black, 0.12
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