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 brown and light red, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior pink 76.5 YR 7/4, interior and core reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-0.6), channel (0.68-2.8); void length: 0.08-0.6
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, clear, white, 0.04-0.56
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, dark, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, <0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
more inclusions2 frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0.08-1.8
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