FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ISC-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Ischia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, irregular; many fine white and dark shining inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,08
inclusions 5%, length: 0,04-0,4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.08-0,2
mica infrequent, 0.25
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.12-0.4
reddish inclusions singular, angular, subspherical, light red, 0,4
black inclusions riddled with, angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, rusty brown, 0,12-0.28
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,08
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