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 pink, granular; numerous white and dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,2
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-0,6
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,16-0,6
mica very frequent, angular, spherical - elongate, white; dark, 0,04-0,2
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,6
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subsperical, black, 0,04-0,2
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