FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type BNAP-TS-4
ware Terra Sigillata
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break pink, fine, no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.125
inclusions 10%, length: 0.025-0.125
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz singular, subrounded, spherical, clear, 0.025-0.125
mica singular, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.075
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured; reddish brown, 0.025-0.125
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black, 0.025-0.075
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