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, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6, interior and core pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.08-0.2); void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.68
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.64
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0.08-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.2-0.64
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions very frequent, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
foraminifera singular, spherical, white, 0.32
more inclusions2 singular, very elongate, reddish brown, 1.68
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