FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-3
fabric previously published as F. 6
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Ionic-Adriatic region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour greenish white, texture middle fine, fine to large inclusions: red, grey, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) white 10 YR 8/2, core light grey 2.5 YR 7/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-1.76
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.68
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.04-0.68
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.6
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, reddish, yellowish white, 0.12-0.24
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