FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SOL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Solunto / Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, black, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.4 (vughy), 0.8, 1x 2.4 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, clear, grey, reddish, 0,04-0.3
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.3
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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