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, yellowish, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 15%; void form: vughy (0.06-9.6), channel (0.08-1.6); void length: 0,06-9.6
inclusions 22.5%, length: <0.04-5.0
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish, white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, spherical, white, 0.27-1.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-5.0
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, yellowish grey, 0.12-0.28
more inclusions2 very frequent, subangular - very angular, subspherical - subelongate, elongate, yellowish brown, yellowish, reddish, 0.08-2.0
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