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Amphora fabric 9

Name: Amphora fabric 9 Code: A9
Distinguishing features: Off-white colour and inclusions
Colour: Greyish cream Texture: Rough Strength: Low
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Low Fracture: Rough
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Medium elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystal <1 Black Augite 10 Angular Poor  
Crystal <1 Transparent Sanidine? 8 Angular Poor  
Particles <1 Orange brown Grog 3 Sub-round Poor  
Platelets <1 Golden Biotite mica 3 Platelet Poor  
Notes: Similar to Coarse Creamware 1 and Amphora fabric 5

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