FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-A-1
fabric previously published as KTS, Carthage (n. 379)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, laminated; many fine to medium-sized, dark inclusions, large channel formed voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface laminated
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; void length: 0,15-2
inclusions 20%
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; brown, 0,3-0,75
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,06-0,5
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,06-0,2
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,15-1,2
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