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 light brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: red, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, yellowish, white, clear, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, white, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, angular, spherical, subelongate, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.64
foraminifera singular, rounded, spherical, greyish white, 0.28
more inclusions2 infrequent, angular, subspherical, elonagte, yellowish brown, 0.12-0.2
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