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 and very pale brown lines, marbled; many reddish brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR7/6 and very pale brown lines
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,25-0,75
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-1,25
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, subspherical, clear, 0,07-0,125
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,05
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0,125-0,2
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,125-0,5
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, spherical, light red, 0,25-1
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