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 with pale brown lines, granular; some large reddish brown , some fine white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6-10YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,125-0,75
inclusions 20%, length: 0,025-1,5
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,125-0,25
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,025
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical; subspherical, white, 0,125-0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,125-0,25
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, very spherical, brownish black, 0,125-0,5
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, subspherical, reddish brown, 0,25
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, subspherical, light red, 0,25-1,5
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