Fabric

Ap3

Site: 
Provenance: 
Aparan Plain
Clay: 
The matrix is silty and clayey. The silty component (5%) includes mainly volcanic ash (>3%), accompanied by opaque minerals and plagioclase.
Temper: 
The inclusions (5%) are composed of obsidian (3%), accompanied by volcanic ash, rare sub-rounded opaque minerals, quartz, and plagioclase. This group is identified as soil and can be linked by its inclusions to the Aparan III area. One sample with typical Ap3 clay, inclusions and artificially added grog and organic material was identified (groupAp3+va+gr+org). The silty component (>5%) of the group (Ap3+va+gr+org) includes mainly volcanic ash (<5%), accompanied by opaqueminerals and plagioclase. The inclusions (>5%) are composed of volcanic ash (3%), obsidian (1%), grog (1%), organics, opaque particles, and plagioclase. The grog belongs to the same petrographic group and to an additional petrographic group with decomposed calcareous grains.
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Obsidian
Volcanic ash
Opaque minerals
Quartz
Plagioclase
Grog
Organic
Mixed Clay: 
No
Mixed Temper: 
No