FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core light brownish grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6, core pinkish grey 7.5 YR 6/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.2), channel (0.06-1.6); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 20%, length: <0,04-1.8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, elongate, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded- subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
white inclusions frequent, very angular - subangular, rounded, elongate - very elongate, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.8
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, red, grey, 0.08-1.8
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