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Amphora fabric 1

Name: Amphora fabric 1 Code: A1
Distinguishing features: Powdery pitted surface and distinct inclusions
Colour: Pinky orange-greyish buff Texture: Rough, powdery Strength: Low
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Low Fracture: Finely irregular
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Mixed
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Well elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystal <2 Transparent Quartz? 5 Angular Poor  
Particles <3 Orange Grog 5 Sub-round Poor  
Grit <2 Dark red Sandstone or shale 3 Sub-round Poor  
Particles <3 Yellowish white Lime 2 Sub-angular Poor  
Crystal <1 Black Augite 1 Angular Poor  
Platelets <1 Golden Biotite mica 1 Platelet Poor  
Platelets <1 Silvery Mica 1 Platelet Poor  
Notes: Similar to the Doganella amphora fabric C2.

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