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 light brown, fine texture; some fine dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/4, pink
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,125-0,25
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,25
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,05-0,125
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,02-0,5
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,125
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, black, 0,05-0,125
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,05-0,25
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