FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type IAIT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Painted Ware
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, edges light brown, textur fine and compact, numerous small and some lage inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) core light red 10 R 6/6, edges light reddish brown 2.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.6, 1x 2.0 (vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, well rounded - rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.06-0.2
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded -subrounded, very sperical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-1.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish-brown, red, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.2
foraminifera frequent, very spherical, elongated, white, 0.16-0.4
more inclusions2 singular, spherical - subspherical, white - pale brown, grog, 0.6-1.6
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