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 yellowish brown, texture very coarse, numerous large inclusions: white, yellowish, reddish, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 15%; void form: vughy (0.06-4.0), channel (0.08-3.6); void length: 0.04-4.0
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-5.0
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, well rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.04-0.16
mica infrequent, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-1.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.2-2.0
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, subelongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.7
black inclusions frequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.08
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, grey, 0.08-0.6
more inclusions2 infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, yellowish grey, 0.08-5.0
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