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Amphora fabric 5

Name: Amphora fabric 5 Code: A5
Distinguishing features: Colour and inclusions which project from the surface
Colour: Pinkish buff 5YR 7/6 Texture: Rough Strength: Medium
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Rough
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
Crystal <2 White Quartz? 10 Angular Poor  
Particles <1 Orangy red Grog 10 Sub-round Poor  
Crystal <1 Dark grey-black Augite? 5 Sub-angular Poor  

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