FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MALTA-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core grey, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, dark grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8, core dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.1 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, subangular - angular, subspherical, elongate, clear, 0.12-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, dark, <0.04-0.1
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elonagte - subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish - white, grey, dark grey, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions singular, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
grey inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, dark grey, grey, 0.04-0.5
brown inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, subspherical, red, light brown, 0.08-0.8
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