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, pale yellow, texture fine and compact, fine inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) very pale brown 10 YR 8/3, core pink 7.5 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.48), channel (0.4-2.8); void length: 0.04-2.8
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.44
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, white, 0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, reddish, 0.2-0.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions frequent, subrounded - angular, subspherical, black, 0.04-0.44
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