FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
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 to large inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior light brown 7.5 YR 6/4, interior and core very pale brown 10 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-4.8
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, white, 0.04-0.44
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subspherical, white, grey, 0.06-0.48
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, black, <0.04-0.04
grey inclusions infrequent, subrounded, very spherical, subelongate, very elongate, grey, 0.4-1.2
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