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 pink to reddish yellow, marbled; large red inclusions, smaller black inclusions, some fine white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) mixed: 5YR7/4-5YR6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,125-4
inclusions 10%, length: 0,025-1,2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, subangular, spherical, white; clear, 0,05-0,25
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,025-0,25
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,125-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0,125-0,2
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,05-0,4
red iron oxide concretions very frequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,025-0,5
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light red, 0,5-0,75
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