FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; some fine white particles, some large light gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,15-1,2
inclusions 20%
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; gray
mica infrequent, white, 0,03
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0,06-0,3
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,2-0,3
grey inclusions singular, well rounded, spherical, dark grey, 1,2-1,5
white inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical; subspherical, white, 0,06-0,3
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