FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-5
fabric previously published as F. 71
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Western Sardinia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pale yellowish brown, texture middle fine and compact, few large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior reddish yellow 7.5 YR 8/6, core pink 7.5 YR 8/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-0.8), channel (0.2); void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, white, grey, clear, yellowish, 0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.06-0.2
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.96
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.06-0.2
foraminifera singular, well rounded, spherical, subspherical, white, 0.2-0.48
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