FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type LOC-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Locri
certainty of arguments archaeological: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5YR 7/3, core pink - reddish yellow 7.5 YR 7/4-7/6
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, white, clear, grey and black, 0.06-1.0
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, white, 0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, very spherical, subelongate, white, 0.08-0.24
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical, elongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.72
foraminifera frequent, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.08-0.24
more inclusions2 singular, spherical, brownish red, 0.28
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