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 light red, core reddish grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core weak red 2.5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-3.6
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical subspherical, subelongate, white, <0.04-0.68
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - spherical, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.88
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, black, 0.04-0.32
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, subrounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.08-0.52
more inclusions2 frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish brown, 0.04-1.2
more inclusions3 singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - spherical, yellowish, reddish, 0.08-0.24
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