FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
supposed site of production Pantelleria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, core reddish grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions:clear, black, white, reddish, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish red 5 YR 5/6, core reddish grey 5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 10%; void form: channel (0.04-2.0), vughy (0.04-4.2); void length: 0.04-4.2
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, red and white, 0.4-2.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions very frequent, subangular - very angular, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-1.2
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, grey, 0.2-0.6
more inclusions2 frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, clear, white, grey, reddish, 0.04-2.2
more inclusions3 singular, well rounded, very spherical, yellowish brown, 1.4
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