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 yellowish red, irregular; many medium-sized to large black particles, some large white inclusions, transparent quartz
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; void length: 0,12-0,4
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-1,4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.25-1,2
reddish inclusions singular, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,28
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, very dark brown, 0,4-1,6
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, subspherical, white (pumice stone), 0,04-0,8
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