FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-A-5
fabric previously published as KTS, Carthage (n. 381)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, core: reddish brown, irregular; many fine to medium-sized white inclusions, some dark inclusions, glittering quartz particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/3, core: 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; chambers; void length: 0,15-1
inclusions 20%
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,2-0,5
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical; subsperical, black, 0,1-0,2
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, 0,2
white inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,3-0,6
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