FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour grey and brown sandwich, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) grey 7.5 YR 5/0, pink 7.5 YR 7/3, core grey 7.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0.04-0.68
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish orange, 0.08-0.28
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, black, 0.04-0.56
grey inclusions infrequent, very angular, subspherical, elongate, grey, 0.28-2.0
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, subrounded, very spherical, spherical, very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.16-0.48
more inclusions2 very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, grey, 0.08-1.88
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