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, core grey, texture fine, numerous fine inclusions: white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6, core light grey 5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.52), channel (0.08-1.32); void length: 0.04-1.52
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.24
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, yellowish, clear, 0.04-0.12
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - spherical, white, 0.04-0.16
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.24
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.16
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