FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type UTI-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Utica / Ityke
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red (orange), texture fine and compact, numerous small to few large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.08 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.6, 1x 2.6 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.5, 1x 3.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, brownish, 0.08-1.2
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-3.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, reddish brown, red, black and reddish brown, <0.04-3.2
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
white inclusions infrequent, subelongate, subspherical, white, 0.5-1.2
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