FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type NE-SARD-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Olbia
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, granular; some fine to large white inclusions, few fine to large dark inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,15-0,5
inclusions 15%, length: 0,03-1,2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0,03-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white; dark, 0,03-0,15
calciumcarbonate infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,3-1,2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,2
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rusty brown, 0,6
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,03-0,09
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