FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-3
fabric previously published as F. 7a/Corfiote I
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour very pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) very pale brown 10 YR 7/4-8/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 1.0%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.06-0.32
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, reddish, yellowish, 0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions frequent, subspherical, elongate, subelongate, black, 0.04-0.36
foraminifera frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical, white, yellowish, brownish, 0.12-0.4
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