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Amphora fabric 2

Name: Amphora fabric 2 Code: A2
Distinguishing features: Powdery pitted surface and colour
Colour: Pinky orange Texture: Rough, powdery Strength: Low
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Low Fracture: Rough
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Low Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Poorly elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystal <2 Transparent Sanidine? 10 Angular Poor  
Particles <2 Yellowish white Lime 5 Angular Poor  
Crystal <1 Black Augite 2 Sub-angular Poor Abraded
Grit <0.5 Dark red ? 1 Sub-round Poor  
Notes: Similar to Coarse Creamware 3 (CC3)

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