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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CHI-A-1
fabric previously published as A 16
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Chios
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, granular; some medium-sized white inclusions, some dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,8
inclusions 6%, length: 0,08-0,8
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.08-0,4
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.4-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,12-0,28
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,04-0,3
brown inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light brown, 0,8-1,5
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