FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-8
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break pale brown, fine; yellowish red cords and large inclusions, fine black inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,125-0,75
inclusions 7,5%, length: 0,02-1,5
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,07-0,25
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,02-0,2
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,07-0,75
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,07-1
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, spherical - elongate, rust coloured, 0,75-1,5
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