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, core greyish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: yellowish, white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core brown 7.5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-2.8), channel (0.06-1.0); void length: 0.04-2.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.32
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.24
grey inclusions singular, subelongate, grey, 0.16
white inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, yellowish white, 1.6
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, rounded, subangular - very angular, subspherical - subelongate, yellowish brown, reddish brown, white, grey, 0.08-1.0
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