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 reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine, few large white incluisons
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 6%; void form: channel; void length: 0,08-0,8
inclusions 6%, length: 0,08-2
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.08-0,4
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, white, 0.12-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,04-0,08
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