FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type UTI-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Utica / Ityke
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale green, core pale yellow, texture fine, numerous small to medium sized inclusions: red, grey, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) white 5 Y 8/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1.2 (vughy), 2.2 (channel)
inclusions 20%%, length: <0.04-0.72
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.04-0.5
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.32
black inclusions singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.36
more inclusions2 infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, orange, 0.12-0.72
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