FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Local Painted
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to some large inclusions: red, white yellowish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness soft
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.06-1.2), channel (0.06-0.28); void length: 0.06-1.2
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded, subangular, subspherical, elongate, clear, white, grey, 0.08-0.28
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.15-0,24
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.45
black inclusions infrequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.1
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.12-0.52
more inclusions2 frequent, subangular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish brown, reddish, 0.08-1.2
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