FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Local Plain
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light reddish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: light brown, white, pink, 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: channel (0.06-1.6), vughy (0.04-1.6); void length: 0,04-1.6
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-3.4
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0,04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellow, white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.72
brown inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - elongate, light brown, 0,15-3
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, spherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.12-0.52
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish brown, yellowish white, light reddish brown, 0.08-3.4
more inclusions3 infrequent, well rounded, very spherical,elongate, white, grey, 0.08-0.2
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