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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break light gray, granular; some reddish yellow and few white inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR7/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,28
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,48
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, very angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.28-0,35
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish brown, 0,04-0,08
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0.48
black inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical, black, 0,04-0,08
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