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
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy, channel)-0.5 (vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, clear, grey, 0.04-0.48
mica infrequent, subelongate, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very sperical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.56
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, red, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
more inclusions2 singular, rounded, subspherical, pale brown, grog, 0.6
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