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Coarse Creamware 3

Name: Coarse Creamware 3 Code: CC3
Distinguishing features: Colour and white crystalline inclusions
Colour: Pinkish buff-orange 2.5YR 6/8 Texture: Rough Strength: Medium
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: finely irregular
Manufacture: Wheel Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: none, self-same slip
Clay matrix: Medium elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystals <1 Transparent Quartz / Sanidine 5 Angular Poor  
Grit <1.5 Dark red-brown Grog 2-5 Angular Poor  
Crystals <1 Dark red-black Augite 2-5 Angular Poor  
Particles <0.5 White Lime 1-3 Sub-angular Poor  
Crystals <1 White Quartz 2 Angular Poor  
Platelets <0.5 Golden Biotite mica <1 Platelet Poor  
Notes: The fabric is very similar to amphora fabric 2

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