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Pithos fabric 2

Name: Pithos fabric 2 Code: P2
Distinguishing features: Inclusions
Colour: Orange brown 2.5YR 6/6-4/8 Texture: Rough Strength: High
Hardness: High Resistance: High Fracture: Hackly
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: Wiped
Clay matrix: Poorly elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Particles <2 White Lime 10 Sub-round Poor  
Grit <6 Dark red ? 10 Sub-round Poor  
Crystal <2 Transparent Quartz? 5 Angular Poor  
Particles <2 Dark red Grog 2 Sub-round Poor  
Notes: A coarse fabric but with a well finished surface. Similar to Coarseware 1.

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