FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Local Painted
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 to infrequent large inclusions: white, brown, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel (0.04-0.6), vughy (0.04-0.8); void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.08-1.6
mica frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.4
black inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, black, 0.08-0.12
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.08-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical, subelongate, yellowish brown, reddish, 0.08-1.6
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