FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
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 fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: white, red, 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 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-2.8
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.52
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.52
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.2
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, <0.04-0.56
black inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical, black, 0.04-0.44
grey inclusions infrequent, subspherical, subelongate, grey, 0.28-0.8
foraminifera frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, grey, yellowish, 0.08-0.48
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