FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-C-7
fabric previously published as KTS Carthage (n. 363)
ware Coarse Wares
Punic Painted Ware
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, core: light brown, granular; numerous fine to large white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6, core: 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,02-0,75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,2-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, yellowish white, 0,25-0,4
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, reddish brown
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