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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, irregular; numerous mid-sized to large white and brown inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,4
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-1,2
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, very angular, spherical, clear; white, grey, reddish brown, 0.12-1,2
mica frequent, 0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subangular, subspherical, white, 0.12-0.6
black inclusions frequent, very angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions infrequent, very angular, very spherical, rusty brown, 0.08-0,8
white inclusions infrequent, very angular, very spherical
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