FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Local Plain
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core grey, texture coarse and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: yellowish brown, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core weak grey 2.5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.4), channel (0.04-1.6); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 15%, length: 0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical, grey, white, clear, 0.12-0.44
mica very frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0,04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.48
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.6
black inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-1.6
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.08-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, angular - very angular, rounded - subrounded, subspherical - subelongate, yellowish, yellowish white, reddish, grey, 0.08-1.8
more inclusions3 singular, angular, subspherical, clear and black, 0.8
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