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, edges light brown, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, light brown
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) core light red 10 R 6/8, edges reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8 (vughy), 0.7 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, white, yellowish, grey, <0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish-white, 0.04->0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish-brown, red, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.8
grey inclusions singular, subspherical, dark grey, 0.9
more inclusions2 singular, subrounded, subspherical, pale brown, grog, 05-2.0
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