FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type W-SARD-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
Punic Pottery
supposed site of production West Central Sardinia
visual excamination of fresh break pale yellow, granular; some small brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5Y8/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-1
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0,08-0,4
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0,02-0,08
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,08-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,25
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, rust coloured, 0,04-1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,04-0,6
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,2-0,3
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