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 yellowish red with very fine white cords, many white inclusions, large red and black particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel;vughy; void length: 0,05-0,75
inclusions 10%, length: 0,025-1,5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, very angular, spherical, white; clear, 0,125-0,25
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,125
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,125-0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,07-0,25
black iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, brownish black, 0,07-1,5
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,25-0,5
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