FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CHI-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Chios
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, granular; numerous fine to medium-sized white inclusions, some large rusty red inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 4.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12-0,44
inclusions 8%, length: 0,08-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.12-0,6
mica frequent
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.2-1.2
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,24-1,2
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