FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light grey, core light red, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, black, pseudomorphoses, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light grey 10 YR 7/2, core pink 7.5 YR 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.4), channel (0.06-0.6); void length: 0.04-1.4
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-5.6
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, elongate, angular, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.68
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.5
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular- angular, very spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
white inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish, grey, clear, 0.08-0.24
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, reddish, 0.08-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, angular, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.12-2.0
more inclusions3 singular, very elongate, red, 2.2->5.6
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