FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAL-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Calabria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light brown, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior pink 7.5 YR 7/4, core light brown 7.5 YR 6/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.88
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, subspherical, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions very frequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - angular, subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, <0.04-0.68
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, elongate, dark reddish brown, 0.08-0.16
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