FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-2
fabric previously published as F. 1
ware Coarse Wares
Local Plain
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish yellow, core reddish gray, texture coarse and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, yellowish, red, black, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core reddish grey 5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-2.4), channel (0.06-1.0); void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, white, <0.04-1.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, yellowish, white, 0.04-1.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
brown inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish brown, 0.15-0.3
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, grey, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, subrounded, subangular - very angular, subspherical, yellowish brown, yellowish white, reddish, grey, 0.28-1.0
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