FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine, very fine inclusions, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 7.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.8), channel (0.08-0.2); void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 2.5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.12
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.2
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
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