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 pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: mica, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-0.64
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, subsphericalelongate - subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.64
mica riddled with, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.06-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.28
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
brown inclusions very frequent, very angular, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, brown-red, golden brown, 0.04-0,4
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical - subsspherical, white, 0.08-0.2
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