FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: yellowish, white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core dark grey 2.5 YR 4/0
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.06-1.0); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, subangular, subspherical, clear, 0.24
mica riddled with, elongate, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, 0.08-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subangular, spherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
grey inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical, light grey, 1.2
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, yellowish white, red, 0.08-1.4
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