FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type IAIT-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: grey, white, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy, channel)-0.9 (vughy), 0.48 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, yellowish, <0.04-0.6
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish-white, white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular?, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish-white, 0.06-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-1.1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, very spherical, grey, 0.16-0.28
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