FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-3
fabric previously published as F. 15/Corfiote IV
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale yellow, texture fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pale yellow 2.5 Y 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.08, singular 3.2), channel (0.08-0.6); void length: 0.04-3.2
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.92
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-0.92
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish, dark grey, 0.08-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.6
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, brown, reddish, white, 0.4
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