Fabric

TBY A3

Provenance: 
The base of Tel Bet Yerah itself.
Clay: 
This is a sub-group of TBY A. The matrix is calcareous, foraminiferous and silty. The silty component (<5-15%) contains chalk, basalt, limestone, calcite, quartz, oxides, plagioclase, olivine, and chert.
Temper: 
Angular fragments of crushed pottery (<1%). Temper: The inclusions contain chalk (predominant), basalt (predominant), chert (frequent) and limestone (rare) angular to spherical grains. The temper is poorly sorted and comprises about 7-25% of the groundmass. The inclusions are commonly accompanied by very rare fresh shell fragments, subangular to rounded quartz, plagioclase and clynopyroxene grains.
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Chalk
Basalt
Chert
Limestone
Grog
Mixed Clay: 
No
Mixed Temper: 
No