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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow with pale spots,fine texture; few large reddish brown inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,02-0,08
inclusions 4%, length: 0,02-0,48
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, very angular, spherical, clear; grey, 0,08
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,48
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, dark grey, 0,04-0,2
brown inclusions very frequent, very angular, spherical, rusty brown to dark brown, 0.04-0.4
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