FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 37
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown, texture fine and compact, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.6
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, yellowish, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, white, 0.04-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.28
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, spherical, subspherical, white, 0.16-0.4
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