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Amphora fabric 3

Name: Amphora fabric 3 Code: A3
Distinguishing features: Laminar pinkish orange and yellow patterning in clay
Colour: Pinkish orange-yellow Texture: Rough Strength: High
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Finely irregular
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Low Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Poorly elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Particles <3 Dark brown-pink Grog 10 Sub-round Poor  
Particles <2 Dark brown-black ? 10 Sub-round Poor  
Crystal <1 Yellowish transparent Quartz? 2 Angular-sub-angular Poor Cuboid
Notes: Clay matrix consists of two poorly mixed varieties of clay.

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