FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break pale brown, sporadic large light brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,125-0,5
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,75
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, subspherical, white, 0,3
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, black, 0,02-0,05
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, subspherical, reddish brown, 0,07-0,25
brown inclusions frequent, well rounded, subelongate, light brown, 0,4-0,75
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