FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Painted Ware
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture middle fine, infrequent fine to large inclusions: white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.08-1.2); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.0-0.7
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.7
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.16
grey inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, light grey, 0.7
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, elongate, white, grey, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, elongate, subelongate, yellowish brown, 0.08-1.6
more inclusions3 singular, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, grey, white, 0.08-0.28
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