FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 7b/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, fine inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2%; void form: vughy (0.08-1.72), channel (0.08-1.36); void length: 0.08-1.72
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.56
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.2
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate singular, subspherical, white, 0.08-0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.56
reddish inclusions very frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.36
black inclusions very frequent, subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
foraminifera singular, very elongate, white, 0.2
more inclusions2 infrequent, subelongate, elongate, very elongate, black, 0.2-0.8
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