FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SURR-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Bay of Naples
visual excamination of fresh break red, granular; many white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 5/8 - 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.75
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, subangular, subspherical, clear, 0.025-1
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.125
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0.025-0.5
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.25
black inclusions very frequent, angular - subangular, elongate - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.75
more inclusions1 frequent, rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0.025-0.5
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