Fabric

Bet Shean A3

Site: 
Provenance: 
Local soil.
Clay: 
This is a sub-group of Bet Shean A. Typical group A temper, accompanied by angular grog particles (1-5%). This group is characterized by calcareous clay. The silt (<1-5%) contains quartz and opaque minerals. This group is highly variable in terms of quantity and proportions of the silt and temper components.
Temper: 
Angular grog particles (1-5%). The temper contains dominant sand-sized, poorly sorted travertine, calcitic pisoliths and very rare grains of weathered basalt, opaque minerals and/or limestone grains.
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Travertine
Calcitic pisoliths
Grains of weathered basalt
Opaque minerals
Limestone grains
Grog