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Amphora fabric 6

Name: Amphora fabric 6 Code: A6
Distinguishing features: Colour and absence of transparent inclusions
Colour: Pinkish buff Texture: Medium Strength: High
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Finely irregular, laminar
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Medium-well elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Particles <3 Pink Grog 5 Sub-round Poor Contains pinkish orange sand and lime
Grit <1 Pinkish grey brown and white Quartz? 5 Sub-round Poor  
Platelets <1 Silvery Mica <1 Platelet Poor  

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