FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-1
fabric previously published as MALTA-C-2
ware Transport Amphorae
Local Painted
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 some large inclusions: white, red, grey, yellowish brown, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core grey 2.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.08-0.4); void length: 0,04-3.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, rounded - angular, subspherical, white, grey, clear, 0.2-0.4
mica very frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, subrounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish brown, 0.12-0.72
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - angular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, subelongate, yellowish, brownish, reddish, grey, 0.08-1.2
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