FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-3
fabric previously published as Impasto 59
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown, core light grey, texture middle fine, numerous fine inclusions: white, reddish, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 5 YR 7/4, core light grey 5 YR 7/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-3.6), channel (0.06-1.2); void length: 0.04-3.6
inclusions 12.5%, length: 0.04-0.88
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.68
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.08-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.88
black inclusions infrequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.08
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded , rounded, very spherical, white, reddish, 0.2-0.28
more inclusions2 singular, angular, subspherical, yellowish, 0.6
more inclusions3 infrequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, 0.06-0.24
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