FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SOL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Solunto / Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and grey, texture middle fine, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10R 5/8, core reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/3 and gley 1 5/-
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.06 (channel), 0.04 (vughy)-1.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.3
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, reddish, 0.06-0.5
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
more inclusions2 singular, subrounded, subangular, subspherical, red, red and white, 0.12-1.0
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