FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-A-3
fabric previously published as KTS, Carthage (n. 382)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: light brown, laminated; numerous fine to medium-sized white particles, some large reddish brown inclusions, sporadic pale brown very large inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6, core: 5YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface laminated
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; void length: 0,15-1
inclusions 20%
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,2-0,3
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, spherical; subspherical, white, 0,06-0,6
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical, black, 0,06-0,1
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, well rounded, spherical, rusty brown, 0,06-0,6
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, spherical; subelongate, green, 0,15-0,6
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