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 reddish yellow, irregular; many large to very large black inclusions, some large white particles, numerous large white and transparent quartz
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,12
inclusions 20%, length: 0,04-1,6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.16-1,6
mica singular, 0.04
reddish inclusions singular, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,4
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, very dark brown, 0,4-1,6
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,12
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