FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type IAIT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red and light brown, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) core light red 10 R 6/6, edges pink 5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy, channel)-1.0 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded - subrounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, yellowish, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongated, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.7
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish-brown, red, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.7
foraminifera singular, subspherical, yellowish-grey, 0.28
more inclusions2 singular, rounded, subspherical, pale brown, grog?, 0.4-0.8
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