FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
supposed site of production Pantelleria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: clear, black, grey, yellow, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 2.5 YR 4/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 10%; void form: vughy (0.06-2.4), channel (0.06-2.75); void length: 0.06-2.75
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


mica infrequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, subangular - angular, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.9
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, grey, 1.0-1.1
more inclusions2 very frequent, very angular - subangular, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, clear, grey, 0.06-1.0
more inclusions3 singular, subrounded, subspherical, yellowish brown, 0.3
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