FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break pale yellow, fine; some fine to mid-sized brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5Y7/3
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,16
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,8
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, very angular, spherical, clear, 0.04-0,12
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, spherical, orange, 0,04-0,08
reddish inclusions infrequent, very angular, spherical, yellowish red, 0,04-0,2
grey inclusions infrequent, very angular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,08-0,24
brown inclusions frequent, very angular, spherical, rusty brown to dark brown, 0,04-0,16
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