FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
Punic Pottery
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, granular; many large red inclusions, many fine white particles, some small dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,8
inclusions 20%, length: 0,02-3
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0,08-3
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
reddish inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,08-2,8
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 8-1,5
white inclusions infrequent, subrounded, spherical - subelongate, white, 0,2-1
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