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, white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8, core light reddish brown 2.5 5 YR 6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-4.0); channel (0.06-1.2); void length: 0.04-4.0
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded, spherical, clear, 0.08
mica frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.06
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.56
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subangular, subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subangular, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.32
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.68
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical - subelongate, yellowish white, yellowish, reddish, 0.08-1.8
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