FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
fabric previously published as Impasto 64
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core grey, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, yellowish, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6, core grey 7.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness very hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-0.84
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.84
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.68
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.36
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.52
more inclusions2 very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, yellowish, 0.12-0.48
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