FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
Punic Pottery
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
visual excamination of fresh break pink, granular; some fine to mid-sized brown inclusions, some fine white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,8
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,8
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,08-0,75
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0,02-0,12
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,08-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,04-0,5
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,04-0,08
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