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
visual excamination of fresh break light brown; granular; lots of big dark and light inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) brownish wellow, 10YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.375
inclusions 25%, length: 0.025-1.25
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, subangular, subspherical, white, clear, 0.025-1.25
mica infrequent, white, 0.025-0.175
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.25
reddish inclusions infrequent, subangular, subspherical, light red, 0.025-0.75
black inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical, black, 0.025-1.25
grey inclusions frequent, subangular, subspherical, 0.025-1.25
foraminifera singular
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