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. 383)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, irregular, many fine to medium-sized white particles, some medium-sized greenish gray inclusions, vughy and channel shaped voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,15-1
inclusions 20%
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; gray, 0,1-0,75
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,1-0,15
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical; subspherical, rusty brown, 0,1-0,25
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical; subelongate, white, 0,15-1
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