FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
supposed site of production Pantelleria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour yellowish red, core dark grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: clear, white, grey, black, reddish brown, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6, core dark grey 2.5 YR 4/0
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, (0.04-2.4), channel (0.06-0.8); void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.1
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, greyish white, 0.04-1.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.8-1.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-1.8
black inclusions very frequent, angular - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, black, 0.04-1.4
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, grey, 0.16-0.5
more inclusions2 very frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, clear, white, pink, 0.04-1.8
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