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Coarseware 1 fabric

Name: Coarseware 1 Code: EC1
Distinguishing features: Sandy, orange - brown colour
Colour: Orange - dark red - brown - black. 2.5YR 5/6-8 Texture: Rough Strength: Medium
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Rough
Manufacture: Wheel Firing temperature: Low- medium Firing atmosphere: Mixed
Surface treatment: none - wiped - burnished
Clay matrix: Medium - well elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystals <2 Transparent Quartz 5-20% Angular Poor  
Particles <1 White Lime 1-5% Sub-angular Poor  
Particles <2 Orange Grog 1-5% Sub-round Poor  
Grit <1 Brown-black ? 1-5% Sub-round Poor  
Notes: A very variable fabric, generally very sandy and orange-brown in colour. The main variation is in the size and amount of the quartz inclusions. It forms a loose group, impossible to sub-divide consistently.

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