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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-G-1
ware Glazed Wares
Black glaze ware
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break light yellowish brown, smooth fracture, no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.025-0.5
inclusions 2.5%, length: 0.025-0.3
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.05
mica very frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, dark; white, 0.025-0.25
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.05-0.12
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.12
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.025-0.12
more inclusions1 infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, yellowish white, 0.12-0.3
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