FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-HP-1
ware Handmade Pottery
Local Handmade
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 15%; void form: vughy (0.08-3.2), channel (0.08-1.2); void length: 0,08-3.2
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, rounded, subspherical, grey, 0.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish, white, 0,04-1.0
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, very elongate, white, 0.08-0.16
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical - subelongate, yellowish brown, yellowish white, reddish, 0.08-1.8
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