FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour exterior and interior light red, core brownish grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, yellowish, red, pseudomorphoses, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core grey 10 YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.0), channel (0.08-1.0); void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-2.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongtate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.24
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.08-0.25
foraminifera frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 infrequent, angular, subspherical, red, 0.32-1.4
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