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 brown, marbled; irregular; very pale brown cords, red, black and few white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6-.5YR8/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,125-1,5
inclusions 20%, length: 0,025-1
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,07-0,25
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0.025-0,75
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,125-1
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,05-0,75
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical; subspherical, reddish brown, 0,125-1
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