FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type ION-ADR-A-7
ware Transport Amphorae
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine red inclusions, some mid-sized white particles, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6-7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0,05-0,6
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,08
black iron oxide concretions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,05-0,1
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, well rounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0,05-0,75
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish red, 0,5-2
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