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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-8
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, granular; some partly large, brown inclusions, fine white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4,
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,05-0,5
inclusions 50%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,125-0,5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,07
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,05-0,25
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,25-0,75
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, rusty brown, 0,25-2
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