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. 320)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, core: brown, laminated; numerous medium-sized white inclusions, few fine dark particles, few large pale brown inclusions, large channel formed voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/6, core: 7.5YR5/2
texture of freshly broken surface laminated
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0,15-2
inclusions 25%
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,3-0,6
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, subrounded, spherical,; subspherical, black, 0,1-0,25
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, well rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,6
brown inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, light brown, 0,75-1,5
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0,4-0,6
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