Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

Data copyright © University of Southampton unless otherwise stated


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) logo

Primary contact

Dr David Williams
Dept of Archaeology
University of Southampton
Avenue Campus
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
England
Tel: 080 593032

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:

https://doi.org/10.5284/1028192
Sample Citation for this DOI

University of Southampton (2014) Roman Amphorae: a digital resource [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1028192

University of Southampton logo

Carrot amphora fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Hard, rough very sandy fabric, with frequent small-sized quartz grains protruding through the surfaces and with a scatter of small white pieces of limestone. Surface colour is often brick-red (10R 4/6) or grey (10YR 5/1) in colour.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Dominant non-plastic inclusions are frequent, well-sorted, fairly well-rounded grains of quartz, generally below 0.40 mm in size, with one or two slightly larger grains. The quartz is fairly evenly scattered throughout a dark brown anisotropic clay matrix. Also present are small pieces of cryptocrystalline limestone, or voids with reaction rims which once held this material, occasionally small grains of calcite, foraminifera, shreds of muscovita mica, a little argillaceous material, probably clay pellets, and some opaque iron oxide (Carreras & Williams, 2002).

Comments

Equivalent to: P&W AM 12 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 106)

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Carrot amphora