FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, granular; some large white and dark red inclusions, numerous fine white particles, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 10%, length: 0,04-0,7
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.12-7
mica frequent, angular, very spherical, white, 0.04-0.4
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, white, 0.16-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, rust coloured, 0,8-0,2
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,08-0,12
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