FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-2
fabric previously published as 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 red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine and infrequent large inclusions: white, grey, black, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 6.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.8), channel (0.06-1.6); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded - subangular, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, clear, 0.08-1.3
mica very frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0,1
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, white, <0.04-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-1.3
grey inclusions singular, angular, subspherical, dark grey and white, 1.0
foraminifera frequent, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, greyish brown, 0.12-0.48
more inclusions2 very frequent, angular - very angular, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish brown, yellowish white, reddish, 0.08-1.0
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